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“Another "must see" pallazzo in Rome”
Review of Palazzo Barberini

Palazzo Barberini
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Ranked #99 of 1,867 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I advise you if you have time to buy a combo ticket with price of 9 euro for palazzo Barberini and for Palazzo Corsini in Trastevere, which is across the Villa Farnesina. Palazzo Barberini needs more time to look at the amazing collection of paintings and the stairs of Bernini and Boromini of the both sides of the building.
We went next day to palazzo Corsini, after visiting villa Farnesina and this is another museum with rich collection of paintings and statues, but it's forbidden to take any pictures.

1  Thank IrenaStankova
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The art is amazing, and the restoration of the palazzo rooms terrific - esp. the Pietro da Cortona chapel. It's always sad, however, to first be greeted by the sullen ticket sellers, then sullen ticket takers. The audio guide (3 Euro) is okay, but it tells you much you can see for yourself (yes, Mary Magdaline's hair covers her body, yes her mouth is slightly open). If you don't know who Beatrice Cenci is, then the short bio is fine. If you do, absolutely nothing new. One floor is closed, due to short staff they say. That's probably okay. You can spend an hour each on the 2 floors that are open, and Caravaggios are shown. And for Euro 7 it's a reasonable price for what they have and Rome museums these days. Don't miss the gardens and the Borromini (not just the Bernini) staircase - and those are all free.

4  Thank RomeTheSecondTime
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

Really lovely building which houses some of the most beautiful paintings I have ever seen.
Unfortunately, when we visited, we could only see the first floor as the others were closed.
Will definitely go back to see the rest if I go back to rome.
Easily located off the piazza where the Fontana di Neptune is.

Thank Hayley H
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This museum is self guided and is full of 12th thru 15th century paintings and religious artifacts . The castle is truly a beautiful building just to view as you review the art.Worth the 7 euro cost.

Thank boxshop
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Our visit here on the Sturday of Easter was a total joy as there were few people and one could take one's time and not be jostled. A big tip for older people is to take a copy of your passport and get in free. Another tip is to hire little walking stick type seats that enable you to take your time and rest looking at the pictures. Finally do hire the sound system guide which is very helpful in directing one to really look into a picture

And it is worth taking your time to see the Bernini staircase, and one of the great Carravagio masterpieces, Judith and Holofernes, and Raphael's 'The Baker's Daughter' among the many wonderful paintings.

Such a total treat. Great art in an elegant palace. and no crowds. WOW!!

1  Thank DeCoucey
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