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National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale)

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Address: Piazza della Pace | Via della Pilotta 5, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0521 233309
08:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 14:00

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An extensive range of historical paintings.

A range of paintings through the centuries. Rather weighted to religious "madonna e bambino" type but a range of other styles as well, something to please all art lovers. I'm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Chatellerault, France
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Chatellerault, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A range of paintings through the centuries. Rather weighted to religious "madonna e bambino" type but a range of other styles as well, something to please all art lovers. I'm not talking about modern, surrealist, etc, but "standard" landscape and portrait art.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

There are some wonderful paintings in this gallery, if you can find them. Unfortunately a large part of the collection is hung in the former barns of the Palazzo della Pilotta, and you have to be sure of turning up at the right time in order to be allowed escorted access. You must then search through acres of canvas, the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Travelled on an early train from Milan to arrive for the morning as website states some rooms only open until 12pm. After purchasing tickets, entered through farnese theatre, only to be told that a show was being prepared and access was limited. Limited meant a glimpse through scaffolding from one corner. Went straight to rooms with limited morning access times,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Dedicated largely to local artists, I enjoyed visiting this gallery. As others have said, a large wing is closed due to lack of staff, but they do run hour long tours of the closed section at various times (I did one at noon). They may not advertise this if you are an English speaker, I was offered the tour when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Note - you have to climb 68 steps to get to the entrance to the Galleria Nationale which is part of a complex of attractions contained in the Palazzo della Pilotta, the others being the Farnese Theatre, the Museo Archeologico and the Biblioteca Palatina. In fact the Farnese Theatre is the entrance to the Galleria Nationale, hence the combined ticket.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Some nice works by 15th century Parma artists, some nice 5th century works, well kept collection. And one can also visit the Farnese theatre.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Is located in Pallazzo Pilota. You can buy an interesting combi-ticket to visit the Farnese Theatre and the National Gallery. If you visit both an afternoon ticket gives you enough time to admire the art collection, which is simply sensational, and it costs less.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The whole building is amazing and very grand scale. Excellent collection of religious art which I don't always enjoy, but this is quite varied so holds interest

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Average, dreary no well curated and badly displayed. The building from the outside is also not in very good shape.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

for the combined entrance ticket, you get access to the Teatro Farese (a must) and two museums, among them the National Gallery. However, the whole part on Renaissance (Renascimento) was closed due to lack of staff... and the rest was of limited interest. But as you already paid your combined ticket to see the theater, you can walk trough, especially... More 

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