Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI)

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) information

Rome , Italy
Address
Street Via Guido Reni 4a
Telephone
+390 6 3996 7350
Getting there
tram Viale Tiziano
More information
www.fondazionemaxxi.it
Prices
adult/reduced €11/8
Opening hours
11am-7pm Tue-Fri & Sun, to 10pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

More than the exhibitions, the real highlight of Rome’s flagship contemporary art gallery is Zaha Hadid’s stunning building, universally hailed as a triumph of modern architecture. Housed in a former barracks, it's impressive inside and out. The multi-layered geometric facade faces onto a landscaped courtyard and gives on to a cavernous light-filled interior full of snaking walkways, suspended staircases, glass, cement and steel.

There’s no set route between the exhibition spaces but it’s fascinating to follow the sweeping ramps as they curve around the walls. The gallery has a small permanent collection but more interesting are the temporary exhibitions and installations – check the website for details.