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Galleria Spada, Rome

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  • Meanwhile, let's say that this is one of the few museums open on Mondays. On the first floor four rooms displaying the rich collection Sword; not just family portraits (Reni, Guercino), classical and sacred, but also appearances by authors caravaggeschi. Also, a nice lady of Artemisia Gentileschi and a small picture with windmills by j. Brueghel. A nice fine arts officer caught our attention (for which we are grateful) on a wooden furniture belonged to Cardinal Bernardino (2°), Center, a sort of showcase, a small sculpture of Michelangelo's school. Drawers to store vestments, altar, and rainfall, to the side, opening a secret. There is high, the housing for the hosts. Interesting reasons for carving. Pregevole the sleeping Cupid of polished marble of the 3° room. In the courtyard the "perspective" or "Colonnata" Borromini is a work very surprising. Only the first Saturday of the month, behind reservation (at least a week), the guided tour is available on the main floor, houses the offices of the State Council. In my opinion is a must (5/5) Rome: I've been there a while ago and it is incredibly beautiful. Amazing then the giant statue of Pompey. The Spada Gallery is closed on Tuesdays.
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  • Intrigued by the fake perspective of Borromini, we also visited the galleria Spada. If the picture gallery leave a bit to be desired you can redo this stroke of genius by Borromini who created the illusion of a long Colonnade through the skillful use of perspective.
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  • When we visited Rome 2 years ago, one of the guides would walk down the perspective and show the great illusion Borromini made. They don't do that anymore so don't go here, it was the only reason it w...  more »
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  • Well..the gallery itself is small and nice..not more then that.. But, the optical illusion was just amazing. I went to the Gallery especially for that and it fulfilled all my expectations
  • Small gallery, located inside an historical building. Famous for the forced perspective of Francesco Borromini. Worth a visit.
  • The forced perspective corridor was disappointing but the gallery was quite impressive, no information on any of the painting though!
  • The perspective corridor was incredible making the length look 30m but it was actually 8m the gallery is beautiful also with unique paintings and sculptures I recommend to anyone on a budget
  • Great collection of paintings. The forced-perspective by Borromini is also a must-see