In recent years Rome has gained importance in the contemporary arts area, with the openings of Maxxi and Macro Museum. MACRO means Museum Art Contemporary of ROme and it has two buildings, one close to Piazza Fiume (which is the main one) and the other one in Testaccio that usually helps temporary exhibitions.
An extension to the main one was recently added by the French architect Odile Decq that gave it a futuristic look.
I love this museum for many reasons, for its strange structure with an open roof where they usually have art installations and street art and because there are always great exhibitions besides the permanent collection. A well-stocked bookshop is present too, where you can find many architecture/art books and many design objects.
But here is the fun part: don’t forget to go to the bathrooms. I know it sounds strange, anyway try to wash your hands and see what happens, the white sinks turn red! Damn strange architects!
There is also a restaurant (Mon – Fri & Sun 12:30 – 15:00) and a cafeteria on the roof (Tue – Sat 11:00 – 19:00) with private access on Via Nizza 138.
Getting there: Tram lines 3 and 19 stop at Regina Margherita/Nizza.