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Royal Palace Museum

Address: Via Balbi 10, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010-271-0201
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Ranked #17 of 141 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thu - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A gorgeous old building in Genoa. You must visit it if you go there. It's just breathtaking, so much art and some rooms were unbelievable, such as the mirror room. Unfortunately I couldn't visit the garden as there was a bad weather but I've been told that it is worth visiting!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The art work is on the top floors so if that's what you want, go straight up there otherwise you will spend hours going through the palace rooms which are interesting but the artwork is rather heavy going.

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214 reviews 214 reviews
91 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

One of the highlights of our stay in Genoa was a visit to the Museo di Palazzo Reale. Construction of the Palazzo began in 1618 and was enlarged after being bought by the Durazzo family in 1677. The entire second floor of the palazzo is open to the public, including the very impressive Hall of Mirrors. Artwork on display includes... More 

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120 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Only part of the Palazzo Reale is open to visitors - on arrival I was directed up the stairs to I think the top floor. The museum guides are very helpful in making sure you know where to go next, as the rooms are a bit of a rabbit warren at times. The furnishings and paintings are splendid, and the... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you have some time to spare in Genoa, this is well worth a visit. They have a short film at the beginning of the visit, in English, to give you a background history of the Palace. The Guides are very friendly & speak English well enough to answer any queries & were knowledgable about each room we visited.

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High Point, North Carolina
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We happened upon this furnished palace going from our hotel wandering into old town Genoa. I like to see the wall coverings, elaborate furniture, floors, drapes, paintings, lighting... Not just a big empty palace! And this place had it all! Starting with the carriage in the foyer, then up the wide stairs to the third floor where there were about... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I visited this museum while my husband back in February. My husband had to work so I toured the city during my free time. I chose this place using Trip Advisor and it was the a great choice. It is one of the most beautiful palaces that I have seen in all of Europe. It also manages to look and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Firstly we walked in to look at the gardens and we were offered free entry to the museum. Actually we were walking around filling in time. What a magnificent find! It reminded us of the palace of Versailles and even had a spectacular hall of mirrors. The decoration and artworks are so worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed this Museum. It has a relaxed air, the attendants do not fuss as you walk among the richly decorated rooms, with costly furnishings, able to enjoy the house as it was to some extent in the 19thc. There are bedrooms, a throne room, reception rooms and an impressive gallery of mirrors in the style of Versaiiles, plus some... More 

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Sarov, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The hall of mirrors is "lite" version of Versailles hall with same name. But you can easily see it without huge crowds (that's nearly to impossible in Versallies). Only you and mirrors... Other parts of palace also worth to visit but less impressive.

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