We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palazzo dei Diamanti

Address: Corso Ercole d'Este 21, Ferrara, Italy
Phone Number: 0532-205-844 or 0532-209-988
Website
Improve this listing
87%
Ranked #7 of 50 Attractions in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, History Museums, Museums

Hotels near Palazzo dei Diamanti

Write a Review

415 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    188
    176
    35
    11
    5
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Haifa, Israel
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The building is beautiful & unique from outside. The facade is made of about 8500 marble blocks cit in the shape of a diamond. Unfortunately we couldn't visit it inside & see the architecture as well as the exhibitions, because at 13:00 all was closed(on a Saturday). It seems that in Ferrara all the palaces, museums, churches, the botanical garden... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Didn't really enjoy this much. Although there were some fine paintings every time we talked about them staff shot us grim glances and disapproving looks!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I agreed that this was the lead interesting place we visited in Ferrara, I would leave it for last .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Namur, Belgium
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Compared to the importance of the artistic production of Ferrara during the renaissance, only few movable works of art of the highest importance are left in Ferrara. The museum in the Palazzo dei Diamanti is just a mirror of this unfortunate history. So, first of all enjoy the street Ercole D'Este. It is not spoiled by shops and it gives... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Southport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As expected , most of the paintings had a religious theme, plenty of madonnas, lives of the saints etc.. Always good, though, to see inside of these old palaces.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Worth the walk from the main square in Ferrara, the Palazzo dei Diamanti is an unusual building with an excellent art gallery. While we were there, there was a first-rate special exhibit of Matisse figure paintings. The exhibit was of unexpectedly good quality for a city and gallery of this size.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We saw a fantastic Matisse exhibition here, well laid out and accessable setting. Fascinating building.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We only saw the outside but what a building! The walls covered in so many diamond shapes. We could imagine the blingy taste of the banker who built it centuries ago! Unfortunately it was closed so we couldn't see the exhibition inside - many palaces and museums are closed on Mondays

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lots and lots of religious paintings. No explanations in any language other than Italian. The audio guide was just about adequate, but only had explanations for a relatively small number of paintings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perugia, Italy
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Every show I have ever seen here has been fantastic. Do not miss. It's a brief walk from the town center.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palazzo dei Diamanti also viewed

Ferrara, Province of Ferrara
Ferrara, Province of Ferrara
 

Been to Palazzo dei Diamanti? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palazzo dei Diamanti staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?