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“poor Brueghel exhibit”

Chiostro del Bramante
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Ranked #163 of 1,485 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located in the historical centre o f Rome, the Cloister of Bramante, designed by the great architect Donato Bramante, offers in every season the unique sight of its Renaissance architecture located near the most visited places in Rome, like Piazza Navona, Vatican City, Trastevere, Trevi Fountain.
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“poor Brueghel exhibit”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

If you go for the famous cloister, then I would rate it higher.

If you have seen the cloister, and are going for the Brueghel exhibit then I will affirm the reviews by Italians earlier here: it's not worth the cost of E30 for a family. There were 2-3 paintings interesting to note in the exhibit in a city filled with incredible art work, much of it free. In any case, we enjoyed some of the paintings in the beginning; we also liked the butterfly, crab, and insect collection. There really is only one Brueghel (peasants dancing in celebratory fashion) that represents the genre that is on the brochure and in the ads around the city. I did learn about the Brueghel dynasty a bit, but I wasn't sure that I wanted to learn that much after seeing the successive generations of art. if I wanted to point something out to my children in a normal voice, I was shushed by the same guide repeatedly, though she stood in the corner and talked with a friend for over 20 minutes! Finally, and of least significance, we could not buy postcards because of so much cigarette smoke from the cloister cafe coming into the bookstore.

Visited June 2013
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“Brueghel Dynasty”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

We had seen signs about a Brueghel exhibition in Rome and happened on the location in old Rome, just west of Piazza Navona. We spent about 90 minutes in the gallery, which displayed the work of the several generations of Bruegels. There were helpful explanations on the audio guide. Most of the paintings are from private collections, so this may be the only opportunity to see them. We like the well-known Brueghels, but this had none of the really great works we've seen in museums. It did have many wonderful village scenes, exquisitely painted landscapes, and flowers. It was a rare opportunity to see this kind of painting very much up close. Most of the Brueghels painted with the same color palate, which was easy to see with so many of the paintings from the generations in one place. This is on until June 2, 2013.

Visited March 2013
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“One of the best sights in Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

Many interesting expositions are hosted at Chiostro del Bramante but the main attraction is the Chiostro itself. An aperitivo while admiring the Chiostro is something you cannot miss ... And the surrounding area is great to visit too!

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“Beautiful Cloisters just west of Piazza Navona...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

We visited during a fabulous Brueghel (Flemmish Painting family) exhibit. There is a very nice coffee shop and bookstore and you could eat something at the restaurant too...

Visited January 2013
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“a rarity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Visited this and the neighbouring church on the occasion of a great exhibition on Brueghel - an extraordinary space in the heart of old Rome, right next to bustling Piazza Navona but very quiet and almost outside time. No need to waste time looking for food before or after the visit either: the cafeteria is excellent!

Visited December 2012
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