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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 32810
09:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Museum in the beautiful setting of Villa Borghese in Rome preserves...

The Museum in the beautiful setting of Villa Borghese in Rome preserves sculptures, reliefs and ancient mosaics, and paintings and sculptures from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. The collection, made up initially by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the early seventeenth century, preserves masterpieces of Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello, Tiziano, Correggio, Caravaggio and beautiful sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Canova.

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The best museum to visit other than the Vatican. Beautiful masterpieces in a stunning building close to the Vatican.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I saw many beautiful things in Paris and Rome. I expected this to be a hi-light as it came highly recommended to me by my sister. You have to buy tickets in advance and the tickets are for a 2 hour time window. They will not let you in early and no pictures. I did not see anything there better... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked our tickets online to avoid queues, but when arriving the gallery we were told to leave all bags, camera, purses and stroller at the wardrobe. We even asked if we could at least bring the stroller, since we had a 5 month old baby with us. This was in a very rude way told to us not acceptable.... More 

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The best museum to visit other than the Vatican. Beautiful masterpieces in a stunning building close to the Vatican.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't like art you should visit this place, you might change mind. If instead you like art, this place will make you feeling that two eyes are not enough. Among all, the Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculptures ( in particular "Il Ratto di Proserpina" and "Apollo e Dafne") are spectacular and the Caravaggio's paintings shown here are impressive. And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made our reservation well in advance and appreciated how their limiting the number of guests for each two hour interval really let you enjoy the museum without it being over crowded. Highly suggest spending the extra few euro and taking advanatge of their guide services. Was a reaansonably sized group and the guide helped bring the art to life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If the building was completely empty and didn't contain any of the many masterpieces by Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio etc., it would be still absolutely worth the visit. This is one of the most sumptuous villas in Rome. The interiors with its dazzling frescoes in every room are absolutely mesmerising. The system chosen for visits allocates a two hour slot to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Read after their regulations. If you`re in you can see beautiful sculptures from Bernini, amazing paints from famous painters. There was a temporary exhibitions with Caravaggio and his style`s still lifes. Breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been to the Borghese Gallery several times in the past 20 years. It hasn’t changed much over the years, but it actually seems to get better every time we go. The Bernini sculptures and paintings and the Caravaggio paintings alone are more than enough to make it an extraordinary experience. The spectacular frescoes, other sculptures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need to book online in advance for tickets to visit here. We did but on the day we got rained on at the top of the Spanish Steps on our way there. Rain in Rome is a serious affair (it has the same rainfall as London but rains less frequently!). When we got there, we were already into our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What more can you say? No need for words, just go and see it with your own eyes. This is what I call art, real art. The building and its interior is already like a piece of art on its own. Splendid, glorious. A special place for me. I also really enjoyed the fact that there weren't too many visitors... More 

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