The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark building in Turin, Italy, named after its architect, Alessandro Antonelli. A mole in Italian is a building of monumental proportions.
Construction began in 1863, soon after Italian unification, and was completed in 1889, after the architect's death. Originally conceived of as a synagogue, it now houses the National Museum of Cinema, and is believed to be the tallest museum in the world. A representation of the building is featured on the obverse of the Italian 2 cent euro coin. Catalan vaults are featured in the ceiling of the ground floor under the atrium, which are relatively rare in Italy but popular in Spain, where they originated.
Mon, Wed -Fri, Sun: 9 am - 8 pm.
Sat: 9 am - 11 pm.
Adults: € 7
Children (6-18), students, seniors: € 5
Children (under 5), disabled visitors: free
Official Website http://www.museocinema.it/
Phone +39 011 8138560
Address Via Montebello 20, 10124 Turin, Italy
Coordinates 45°4'7.872" N 7°41'36.009" E