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What makes this Tour Unique?
- See the magnificent collection of masterpieces of painters from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century.
- The palace architecture and decoration, typical expression of the Baroque century.
- Skip the line and don't waste you time
Reduced and free tickets
- European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.
- Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
Reception and information desk.
Available in Italian, English, French.
Cost: 3,00 € more than the cost of the ticket
Guided tours individuals and groups with art historians are available by reservation only.
Available on request.
The store follows the same opening and closing hours of the ticket office.
Inside the palace it is compulsory to deposit any type of bag, backpack and so on. It is not possible to store suitcases, trolley cases.
The museum has an elevator and access ramp.
The Barberini Palace is located in 13 Via delle Quattro Fontane, in Rome.
Metro Line A: Barberini stop
The National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Barberini is full of masterpieces, especially paintings from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century. Even the building architecture and decoration are a perfect example of the rich Baroque century, one of the most fruitful periods in the history of art.
The building was commissioned in 1627 by the powerful papal Barberini family, of Tuscan origins, to the architect Carlo Maderno, who unfortunately died two years later. The work was continued by the young Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in whose yard Francesco Borromini, Maderno's nephew, worked too, to whom we owe the famous spiral staircase.
The building, modeled on the sixteenth-century Villa Farnese, then underwent some changes during construction, where the gallery was initially available only on the main floor; up to the current configuration and the establishment in 1949 of the National Gallery of Ancient Art thanks to the Italian State.
The wide collection of paintings Palazzo Barberini includes paintings from the twelfth century, continues with crosses and paintings by Giotto school of the thirteenth century.
Among the works of the fifteenth century there are masterpieces of Lippi to arrive at the largest part of the collection that includes the sixteenth century, where stand out masterpieces by Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Tintoretto and Caravaggio.
1600 collects works by Reni, Domenichino, Poussin, Pietro da Cortona and Gaulli. As 1700 is well represented with works by Canaletto, Batoni and Pannini.
The collection of the National Gallery of Ancient Art, originally established in 1893, is so large because it consists of several private collections, mainly that one of the Orsini family to which were added over the years that one of Torlonia and then Chigi, Hertz, Monte di Pietà and other.
Inside the gallery you can admire masterpieces such as:
- Madonna Enthroned with Child, Filippo Lippi.
- La Fornarina, Raphael.
- Judith and Holofernes, Caravaggio.
- Triumph of Divine Providence, fresco by Pietro da Cortona.
18 May 2016
This is one of Rome's many fine museums. This is not necessarily a place to go during your first trip, or maybe even your third. But it's a fine museum, has a fabulous Bernini staircase, and also many Caravaggios, most of which, when I was there, were on loan. I suppose it isn't fair to downgrade for that. The metro...
18 May 2016
La Fornarina is definitely worth it. It's an amazing portrait by an amazing artist, arguably his best. The palace itself is rumored to have been designed by Bernini himself. You know. The fountain guy. The design is billed to be innovative, but it's merely amusing. As a museum, the place is comically organized (you have to go all the way...
09 May 2016
The old palazzo that is beautiful itself and the collection it possesses. Great entrance- cosy garden with the fountain bordered with great fence. The architecture of the main building is awesome, the perspective view through the inner yards. Just great. Worthwhile visiting without any rush.
07 May 2016
Take a bus to Piazza Barberini. Go to Pepys for lunch, then walk up the hill to Palazzo Barberini, a national gallery of antique art. You will see Titians, Rafaels, one surprising Holbein, and a variety of other Italian artists' works. Much of the work is religious, but it is beautiful and peaceful. There are elevators and ramps for handicap...
03 May 2016
What to expect - a few but very important paintings of Italian masters. What not to expect - crowds, lines. To be honest, you will not find too many paintings that you will recognize in this museum BUT there are a few really important paintings that you will see that will make the visit worthwhile. First important painting -- Raphael's...
28 Apr 2016
A Red Map Favorite. Small. Great Art. No Crowds. There's other, bigger museums with more famous works, but we prefer the trade-off off peace and quiet. It's also a chance to see inside a great palazzo. - Jim Red Maps
27 Apr 2016
The home of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica at the Piazza Barberini was built in the 17th century. It is a work of three great architects, Carlo Maderno, his nephew Francesco Borromini and finally Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The members of Barberini family were great patrons of art, especially Maffeo Barberini, who became Pope Urban VIII and who particularly favored Bernini’s...
13 Apr 2016
I went to this museum because the Borghese Museum was sold out. Here, it was very inexpensive and uncrowded. The Palazzo is wonderful to see as well as the gardens. The art was truly interesting with some real gems in the collections. A nice way to escape the tourist crowds and relax while looking at art and architecture.
05 Apr 2016
This was not somewhere we had planned to visit but having walked past we entered. This is an exceptional palazzo with incredible architectural and interior features and that is without the list of famous paintings on show. We were very privileged to be the only people there at the time and the experience was incredible. Hans Holbein's portrait of Henry...
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18 Jan 2016
Palais Barberini is a museum to the Galleria Nationale d'Arte Antica.(Barroque and Renaissance ) period, with splendid collections, works by Caravaggio, El Greco etc .Also there is Raphael's Fornarina, the daughter of a Trasteveran baker thought to have been his love; The most impressive feature of this palais is the building itself worked on by Bernini, and more others well...