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Palazzo Barberini, Rome

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Art Museum Architectural Building
Palazzo Barberini faces a plaza of the same name and houses the National Gallery of Ancient Art. The building itself represents the combined work of three Italian architects over the span of decades, with construction ending in 1653. The gallery itself dates back to the late 19th century and contains works of great fame, such as Caravaggio’s Judith Beheading Holofernes. Lovers of masterpieces will find this a place for quiet appreciation of art. Try the audio guide, which is available in English. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Palazzo Barberini and many more Rome attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rome vacation generator.
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  • A stunning collection of carravagio and other renaissance artists; When I was there the museum was deserted it was marvelous to be alone with such inspirational art work. The cats at the entrance wher...  more »
  • This palazzo is no doubt a beautiful and elegant classical building. Every time you look at the fresco on the ceiling, you would always marvel at the skills of the old masters, the figures almost jump...  more »
  • Very generic paintings in 30 rooms. There are a couple of big names, but the actual items are far from important. Basically a tourist trap.  more »
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  • Second floor was closed but it's still listed on the signs. When I visited, part of the ground floor was closed as well. If I knew the second floor was closed, I wouldn't have bothered. Nice collection for what I saw but a bit much to pay for that little bit.
  • Beautiful renaissance Palazzo by Carlo Maderno, Borromini and Bernini.
  • Fantastic collection and a heavily place
  • Run down, especially the gardens, this is August and it seems they haven't trimmed the bushes once this year, the greenhouse is abandoned, 3rd floor of the museum is closed, lots of historical statues falling apart... And the mansion is empty of all its original furniture
  • Amazing artwork!