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Royal Palace Museum

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Address: Via Balbi 10, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 0102710236
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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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You should probably visit this Palace, if you have limited time and cannot visit the others.

Very friendly little palace, in the center of the city. Nicely decorated rooms, ornamental ceilings, large terraces overlooking the port. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Caner O
Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly little palace, in the center of the city. Nicely decorated rooms, ornamental ceilings, large terraces overlooking the port. Worth a visit.

Thank Caner O
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A splendid palace with incredibly beautiful architecture. The sculptures are beautiful. The art is very enticing.

Thank patrick7pat
Copenhagen, Denmark
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The royal palace is situated more or less where old historical city start and its a great way to get introduced to the city and get an understanding of a time, when Genova and Savoy were power players on the European scene. The palace is beautiful and a mix of different time periods and with different styles and the many... More 

Thank Ulrik J
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The palace is beautiful but not well conserved. Some parts of the original floor was replaced by a kind of polished concrete, which gives a different feeling of the ambiance.

Thank MarcioCF
Adelaide, Australia
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908 reviews
739 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I did not find the palace to be that amazing. It is ok and only worth the small entry fee. If you have time take a look, if you dont you wont be dissappointed

Thank aussie_traveler_7
Belgrade, Montana
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495 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Many museums we visit are good and few are great, This one is GREAT! We pay close attention to detail of wall frescos, ceiling art, furniture, sculptures, light fixtures, paintings and floors. As much of our surrounding as we can while taking it all in. In my opinion, there are NO pictures that can do this palace justice. It must... More 

Thank jeffreyshapiro
Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you have a chance to go to one museum in Genoa go to Palazzo Reale on via Balbi. It has a rococo style interior beautiful ballroom and Hall of mirrors. The garden sloping to the old port has a beautiful view and cobblestone mosaic around a central fountain with lilies.

Thank globalcitizen34
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Not far from the train station. The entrance fee was around 4 euro. The museum was open for viewing on the top floor. Lavishly decorated. There were some information on each room in various languages including English. Photos were allowed. Overall, we enjoyed the visit.

Thank RwhL
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The guy on the main desk spoke very little English (not his fault I speak very little Italian) and you have to pay in cash and there was a struggle over change and there wasn't a plan of the palace or a guide book - oh well it all looks a bit amateur but it was only four euros. Don't... More 

1 Thank Chiddiprof
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a good example of the Italian Palaces. Well worth visiting but beware that they ONLY accept cash and will NOT accept euro50 notes. You must also deposit your backpacks and bags in a locker before entering the actual Palace. This is after you pay and no mention is made of this until you pay and climb the staircase... More 

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