Palazzo Barberini
Palazzo Barberini
4.5
Architectural BuildingsArt Museums
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 4 min walk
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 5 min walk
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  • Emily B
    Louisiana101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking Baroque art! 🐝
    Took my students here for the first time on our annual school trip when we couldn’t get a reservation at the Galleria Borghese. What a treat! We could’ve spent much longer here than the two hours allotted for our visit. Finally seeing La Fornarina in person and gazing at the incredible ceiling fresco in the salon (with the Barberini bees front and center!) made for an unforgettable morning. I’ll definitely be back! NOTE: you will need to rent a locker (1€) to check your bags. Belt bags seemed to be okay to keep on your person.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Ana s
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the heilghts in Rome
    Visiting palazzo Barberini was a really nice experience. The views were marvellous and the information written on the pannels along the way - very useful. There are also some discounts, if you are between 21-24 years you can visit for free. Totally recomand it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 October 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas6,280 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum but expensive
    This former palace has many high-ceiling rooms with painted scenes on the ceilings. It is now an art museum with two floors to visit. They have a cloak room with lockers for any bags or coats that you don’t want to carry with you. Most of the artwork is religious (biblical) in nature, and we thought it was overall enjoyable. However, the price (13 euros) was too high for what there was to see.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • nico
    Rome, Italy74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    do NOT skip
    dare i say my favourite museum in the centro storico? (if you don’t consider the keats-shelley house ofc) get there 5 min before opening time to be one of the first ones to get in and unlock the ultimate experience, trust me. i was able to spend almost 20 minutes in a room alone looking at judith beheading holofernes by caravaggio 10/10 experience
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Helena H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quiet and dignified gallery without the crowds
    Palazzo Barberini Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica displays art from a wide array of famous painters--Caravaggio, Raphael, Reni... Here, you can actually enjoy the art without the crowds. The architecture of the place is breath-taking. Look for the staircase and the ceilings!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 January 2024
  • ArtsyGalBaltimore
    847 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Palazzo Barberini: What a time to visit!
    Well worth a visit especially with the current collaboration with the Villa Borghese. Plan on a long visit to enjoy the extensive fabulous collection. Check out the Art Masterpieces on the web before your visit to avoid missing one (The Veiled One), Portrait of Stefano IV, Woman with a Turban, La Fornarina). I am certain you will find countless to marvel at. I found it difficult to find the entrance with the GPS.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 April 2024
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elegant early 17th-century palace hosting Museum of Ancient Art
    Palazzo Barberini is a 17th-century palace which was designed and built by architect Carlo Maderno along with his nephew, Francesco Borromini for Pope Urban VIII and the Barberini family. It is situated along Via della Quattro Fontane just to the east of Piazza Barberini and today plays host to one of the two city branches of the National Gallery collection at Palazzo. Opening times are 10am to 7pm daily (closed on Mondays) and ticket price is now €15 and includes entrance to both locations within a 20 day period. In addition to the impressive architecture of the Barberini Palace and Museum highlights including masterpieces by Bronzino, Lippi, Lotto, Raphael, Holbein, Canaletto, Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco and Caravaggio, there is an outstanding ceiling fresco in the final Salon Room of the museum tour by Pietro do Cortona. Plenty to feast your eyes upon during visit to the Barberini Palace.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 May 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Palazzo Barberini is a 17th-century palace which was designed and built by architect Carlo Maderno along with his nephew, Francesco Borromini for Pope Urban VIII and the Barberini family. It is situated along Via della Quattro Fontane just to the east of Piazza Barberini and today plays host to one of the two city branches of the National Gallery collection at Palazzo. Opening times are 10am to 7pm daily (closed on Mondays) and ticket price is now €15 and includes entrance to both locations within a 20 day period.

In addition to the impressive architecture of the Barberini Palace and Museum highlights including masterpieces by Bronzino, Lippi, Lotto, Raphael, Holbein, Canaletto, Titian, Tintoretto, El Greco and Caravaggio, there is an outstanding ceiling fresco in the final Salon Room of the museum tour by Pietro do Cortona. Plenty to feast your eyes upon during visit to the Barberini Palace.
Written 1 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Well worth a visit especially with the current collaboration with the Villa Borghese. Plan on a long visit to enjoy the extensive fabulous collection. Check out the Art Masterpieces on the web before your visit to avoid missing one (The Veiled One), Portrait of Stefano IV, Woman with a Turban, La Fornarina). I am certain you will find countless to marvel at. I found it difficult to find the entrance with the GPS.
Written 8 April 2024
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This large Palace displays an interesting collection of paintings.
In addition it currently houses some of the best paintings from the Borghese gallery which is undergoing renovations.
Written 3 April 2024
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Helena H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Palazzo Barberini Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica displays art from a wide array of famous painters--Caravaggio, Raphael, Reni... Here, you can actually enjoy the art without the crowds. The architecture of the place is breath-taking. Look for the staircase and the ceilings!
Written 25 January 2024
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nico
Rome, Italy74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
dare i say my favourite museum in the centro storico? (if you don’t consider the keats-shelley house ofc) get there 5 min before opening time to be one of the first ones to get in and unlock the ultimate experience, trust me. i was able to spend almost 20 minutes in a room alone looking at judith beheading holofernes by caravaggio 10/10 experience
Written 4 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ksufan88
Wichita, KS6,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This former palace has many high-ceiling rooms with painted scenes on the ceilings. It is now an art museum with two floors to visit. They have a cloak room with lockers for any bags or coats that you don’t want to carry with you. Most of the artwork is religious (biblical) in nature, and we thought it was overall enjoyable. However, the price (13 euros) was too high for what there was to see.
Written 30 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ana s
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Visiting palazzo Barberini was a really nice experience. The views were marvellous and the information written on the pannels along the way - very useful. There are also some discounts, if you are between 21-24 years you can visit for free. Totally recomand it.
Written 5 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Emily B
Louisiana101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Took my students here for the first time on our annual school trip when we couldn’t get a reservation at the Galleria Borghese. What a treat! We could’ve spent much longer here than the two hours allotted for our visit. Finally seeing La Fornarina in person and gazing at the incredible ceiling fresco in the salon (with the Barberini bees front and center!) made for an unforgettable morning. I’ll definitely be back! NOTE: you will need to rent a locker (1€) to check your bags. Belt bags seemed to be okay to keep on your person.
Written 29 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

genibre69
London, UK5,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Wonderful place for a stroll around especially when it’s free the first Sunday of the month, when we went. Wasn’t overtly crowded either. Photos allowed inside. Spent about 1.5-2 hours inside.
Written 7 June 2023
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Polley
Ashfield, Australia350 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful palace filled with art and antiquity. Why were they all najed, but I digress. Three Carravaggio paintings are worth the 15€ alone. Brilliant grandeur, just go
Written 6 June 2023
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