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Palazzo Barberini

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Roman palace worth visiting for its splendor and collection of art, especially its gigantic ceiling fresco of clouds and swirling figures by Italian painter-architect Pietro da Cortona.
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Via delle Quattro Fontane 13, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

National Gallery of ancient art consists of two distinct museums: Barberini gallery and Corsini Gallery, located at two different places but having a combined ticket. We visited the Barberini Gallery but could not visit the other one. It was a Sunday and we reached by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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FlaminiaG19, comunicazione at Palazzo Barberini, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your positive feedback Best regards

Reviewed 9 November 2018

The lady selling me a ticket had an annoyed look but the man who I tried to rent an audioguide from treated me with utter hostility and contempt, my mere polite request for an audioguide seemingly an invitation to treat another human being like garbage....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

"Finger-pinkie-promise to self" come back and do these treasures justice by spending time with them. This is a convenient, beautiful, well-landscaped treasure of a museum that really needs adequate time to do it justice. I could never tire of Caravaggio's Judith beheading Holofernes (he had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Having travelled to St. Peter's and the Vatican museums only to find the queues were several hours long for both, I looked for slightly lesser know galleries etc. This gallery was a very pleasant surprise! A beautiful building, with many impressive sculptures and a variety...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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FlaminiaG19, comunicazione digitale at Palazzo Barberini, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for your feedback Tony Best regards

Reviewed 4 October 2018

The Palazzo building is stunning, and the frescos/paintings on the ceilings are marvelous. It is a pleasure to walk around and soak in the atmosphere of grandeur and space. Concerning the art (which is, of course, a matter of taste), there are some fantastic pieces...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Holbein Henry VIII is worth the entry price and you can see it close up. I guess it's been cleaned in recent times and looks stunning. My husband has wanted to see the painting for years. Didn't care for the modern exhibition which I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly, the girl selling entrance tickets did not stop talking on her mobile phone while serving the people in front of me or while serving me. I presume it was a private conversation. Heaven forbid we interrupt it! I visited because a friend recommended the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

This museum has something for everyone when it comes to art. I think anyone who goes, will eventually find a picture they recognize. In my case, I couldn't believe I finallly got to see the original Henry VIII portrait after seeing it in so many...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The eco/narcissus exhibition here was actually quite good but the organisation and systems were truly terrible. We were given a plan for one set of rooms then sent to another which we (clearly) then couldn’t interpret. The woman ‘guarding’ the way in was rude and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I entered because I liked the architecture. It wasnt on my list, but I got to spend 2 hours here. Loved the pallace, loved the paintings, the art, everything. Its very interesting to see so many artists, so many styles I didnt studied in art...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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