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National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale)

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

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A good selection of interesting paintings.

When we visited, part of the National Gallery was closed, but it was still worth the visit with many interesting paintings not only by Correggio and Parmigiano but other artists... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Liguria, Italy
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Liguria, Italy
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited, part of the National Gallery was closed, but it was still worth the visit with many interesting paintings not only by Correggio and Parmigiano but other artists both from the Renaissance and later.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have nothing against the subjects mentioned above, but it does get a bit tiresome after a while. There were some other offerings, and the one by Leonardo da Vinci (face of a maiden) made it all worth it.

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Thank brinlois
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I was there on a solo tour. I paid € 10 at 1:15 and I knew I only have 45mins until 2pm close. I was well alert. The staff didn't say nothing and couldn't speak English- I didnt expect them to. However the whole time that I was at the gallery the staff was following me around and I couldn't... More 

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Thank 禛妮 戴
Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoy visiting museums and galleries on our travels. This one has some exceptional works, now hung in modern galleries with well-designed lighting. But there is minimal information, and almost none in English so we didn't get as much out of our visit as we'd hoped.

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Thank Felicity N
Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

There are some interesting art (pictures, sculptures, small objects). It's a part of the complete tour of Pilotta palace.

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Thank Doru C
Chatellerault, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Bristol
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Sydney
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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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