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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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Must see attraction of Rome. Collection and building is impressive and small but worth every bit. Every nook and corner is worth it. Take your time.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must see attraction of Rome. Collection and building is impressive and small but worth every bit. Every nook and corner is worth it. Take your time.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really lovely gallery. Take a picnic for the park. Book online to ensure you can get in. The cafe in the zoo in the park served lovely food

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything is very well preserved, clean and organized. There was never a point when a room was crowded enough to feel overwhelmed. The Bernini collection is amazing, there are beautiful and colorful ceiling frescoes and places to sit down in most of the rooms. The only negative thing to say about it is the no picture restriction and on top... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful gallery that includes sculptures (the ones by Bernini were outstanding) and paintings. The visit needs to be booked in advance and has a defined time limit. This proved to be problematic as we did not manage to see everything on the second floor. It looks to me that the audio-guide needs some rationalization as it occasionally is rather... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only made it late in the day; an hour wasn't really enough. The Caravaggio is what it's about but the Roman and renaissance statuary is important to see as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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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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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