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Borghese Gallery

Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
+39 06 32810
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Ranked #13 of 727 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description: Borghese Museum Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5 Tel. +39 06 8413979 Ticket reservation needed: Tel. +39 06 32810. See web page below for online... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed the expansive art collection at the Borghese. You do not need a guide here, they have earphones you can use. We didn't get them, as there were laminated flyers in each gallery to explain what you were seeing. Very informative. Bernini's "David" was absolutely breathtaking!

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very very long queues in a small room. You have to book before your visit unless you are lucky and there are tickets left the time you go. We had the audio guide and spent the full two hours we were given.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you like fine art sculptures and when you think about them you think about Micahel Angelo, please come here and enjoy Gian Lorenzo Bernini's masterpieces. They are as perfect as a man made work of ark can be full of emotion and with magnificent skill and they are surrounded by the grandiose building with its outstanding Roman art collection... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A must see museum. The gallery itself is a work of art. And there are so many great works to see. Bernini's Apollo and Daphne is worth the price of admission alone! The procedure for visiting the museum is curious, though. A group enters together and has two hours for the museum as a whole and, supposedly, only a half... More

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We booked ahead (a must in high season). Went for the 11am time slot. Took a little time to find the galleria in the villa Borghese Gardens from the metro (spanga) give yourself time. It was a great art gallery, for not crazy art lovers we were really surprised! Love Bernini's sculptures! And the themed rooms (because this gallery was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

On my last tour of Rome I wasn't aware of this gem of a museum. This time around I am staying near the Villa Borghese (largest park in the north of Rome) and was told about this place by the hostess of my B&B. You will want to call and make a reservation or have your hotel do this for... More

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Call ahead and reserve a time for an enchanting walk through this colorful museum. Its treasures include breathtaking, polished marble sculptures by Bernini. David is gearing up to cast his stone at Goliath using a tremendous amount of force and strength. Apollo chases Daphne as she pleads with Zeus to save her. As Apollo's marble hand touches Daphne's waist, she... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Some of the most beautiful artwork in the world is here. My visit was inspired by my desire to gaze at the Caravaggio paintings (which I did for a long time), but the statues, paintings, and mosaics are also wonderful. If art museums bore you, don't go, but if you like art, and you have the time, this should be... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This tour of the gallery had numerous painting, sculptures, and other art work. We took the guided tour as we felt there was so much that we could miss important items. We felt it was a good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Over the top Baroque pieces, a collection of the uber rich! The best sculpture (and there were many) was the Apollo and Daphne sculpture by Bernini. Worth the visit. The marble looked like butter. He carved leaves and bark from marble making it look so easy. Truly a masterpiece. Roma Pass allows you entry for free or at a discount... More

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