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Palazzo dei Diamanti

Corso Ercole d'Este 21, Ferrara, Italy
0532-205-844 or 0532-209-988
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Ranked #5 of 50 attractions in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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London
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35 reviews 35 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.

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Perugia, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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351 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I really expected more from this place. I didn't find it that impressive to be honest. Inner courtyard is just as unimpressive as the exterior of the Palazzo.

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New York City, New York
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257 reviews 257 reviews
76 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Impressive,focused,Matisse exhibit. Works are well displayed in chronological fashion and explanations are clear and concise Many come from the Matisse Foundation in New York. Enjoy

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Ferrara, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

At the first glance Ferrara seemed to be a bit sleepy and forgotten by the world on a very rainy and dark January evening. However, when walking from the car park to the city, we decided to see the current solo exhibition of the work by a Spanish painter (XVI century), We have experienced a very positive surprise. Not only... More

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Split, Croatia
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Like most tourists, I am delighted facade. Perhaps the most photographed building in Ferrara. It is also nice and inner courtyard. Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit the exhibition.

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chappaqua ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We have been to Ferrara twice and both times the special exhibition was superb,this visit Zuberain and last visit Corot. in addition the permanent collection is excellent.

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