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Royal Palace Museum

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Address: Via Balbi 10, 16126, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 271 0236
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Interesting palace

Visited this as a free roil day and it was an interesting diversion. It consists of a series of rooms containg furniture/paintings from its previous existence as a royal palace.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited this as a free roil day and it was an interesting diversion. It consists of a series of rooms containg furniture/paintings from its previous existence as a royal palace.

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Springfield, Oregon
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a lovely Museum. We had a hard time finding it and once in the courtyard the directions to continue upstairs were confused or missing. We followed where another couple were coming from and found it. The staff at the entry ignored us but once upstairs the ladies were helpful and kind. We loved the old maps in the... More 

2 Thank Chuck D
Worthing UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not many visitors in this amazing palace - the mirrored room is a mini Versailles and fantastic. A real must see.

Thank Clamshell-Worthing
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A museum, a historic palace, a garden and an art gallery. This complex features original furniture, frescoes and a beautiful facade. Built in 1618 for the Balbi family the museum is very well maintained. A great place to while away a few hours - just so much to see and do - lots of exhibits and not many people there,... More 

Thank Joseph W C
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The kind of opulence demonstrated in this kind of palazzo always seems to offend my Sense of fairness. Not that there weren't such inequalities elsewhere among Bourbons, Borgias, Tudors, and American robber barons. Not to be missed and great photo op for €4.2

Thank Mike K
Lakenheath, Suffolk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to the museum this afternoon as it is only a few minutes walk from our hotel. It was only €4 each to go in. There are quite a lot of stairs to go up and then they check your ticket. I started to go one way but was told to go the other way round. I can't see... More 

Thank mrspinchy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I paid for the ticket and did not enter!!!! So lousy with no introduction or information about the rules. They even try not to let you in if you do not have change!!

Thank Ayse A
Pori, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was the very best of attractions to visit in Genova. Can't believe that they have lived house like this one. Also very cheap attraction. Worth of every penny.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This one is OK. Ultra opulent rooms but, if short of time, I'd rather visit palazzi Bianco, Rosso, Tursi and Spinola for their impressive art.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I believe it was just 5E for entry. Need to charge more to apply to maintenance. Can only imagine the parties they threw with the view of the port from the 3rd floor patios.

1 Thank David S

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