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Borghese Gallery

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Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 32810
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09:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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I had not initially planned to visit the Borghese because you can't do everything. Days before going to Rome we shared a dinner with friends who said this was a must see - they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not initially planned to visit the Borghese because you can't do everything. Days before going to Rome we shared a dinner with friends who said this was a must see - they were right. The quality of the sculptures is AMAZING! They also only admit a certain number of people every two hours, so it doesn't get overly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful setting in the park and a fantastic collection of artworks by famous artists. Be sure to buy tickets in advance. the gift shop has some great books depicting the most important art works.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was a lot of art (paintings) in this place. You'd love this place if you were into art. But for average goers, you'd probably want to finish this place within 30min at a costly price too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overwhelmingly beautiful. We went with our 10 and 12 year old kids and spent 2 hours looking around and using the audio tour (5 euro each). The 10 year old was whining by the end but the 12 year old could have stayed longer. I could have stayed longer as well. You have to have a reservation for an entrance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The works of art here are world class. We came across some very interesting pieces from the medieval times. The time spent was really worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh my God, the beauty of the sculptors, the artwork, the rooms, the grounds. We have been in many museums around the world but this is truly the finest. There is a big cafe inside with great service, coffee, drinks, sandwiches and cakes. One of the best days we spent in Rone. A must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Borghese Galley is a must for any visit to Rome. I recommend starting on the second floor. The first floor is where all the really great statues and and art are located, so if you do the second floor first, the first floor will be less crowded. Do not expect friendly service. I was quite surprised by how rude... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When in Rome be sure to visit the Borghese Museums. The artworks are amazing but also the architecture of the building itself is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You have to persist with the audio tour because the reference numbers are a little erratic but it's informative and interesting. The Benini sculptures in particular are wonderful; he managed to make marble appear alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my fourth trip to Rome but my first visit to the Borghese Gallery. It is a must-see. The audio guide was helpful. If you are staying at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, consider navigating to the top via the Metro lift. Otherwise, it is a strenuous climb if you are not in shape.

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Young and well-to-do families are the street flavour of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.
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