Palazzo Spada
Palazzo Spada
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Magnificent Palazzo Spada in the Regola district of Rome is a shining example of Baroque architecture in Rome. The sculptures, vignettes and bad-reliefs of the facade are remarkably elaborate. rich and elegant.

The unique feature of the palace is Francesco Borromini’s forced perspective optical illusion in the arcades of the courtyard. One more example of Borromini’s immortal genius.

The palazzo is home to the Galleria Spada, the Cardinal Spada's collection of remarkable masterpieces of art.

Highly recommend visiting this real gem away from tourist crowds.
Written October 25, 2020
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Odyssey782120
Seattle, WA59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Charming trompe l'oeil view created by Borromini. Small galleries with some good paintings but the Prospetivva is the main attraction.
Written April 7, 2019
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nicascc
San Vito dei Normanni, Italy583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a place where you can find a lot of interesting thinks. The Italian Consiglio di Stato is the court that judge about admistatives questions and is located in a part of this palace that was the house of Cardinale Spada. A Lot of portrait in the gallery but the best : on Tiziano, some Guido Reni .
The originals marble carvings are incredible, all're made in the I or II century b.c., and some Borromini marble statue are a big expression of art in Rome since 2000 years.
The joke at the end is a perpestive illusion about columns of Borromini and it's incredible and you have to see. The prize to enter in this place is only 5 euros but you can have free during the first Sunday of the month
Written April 6, 2018
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,695 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
The art here is salon-like, that is piled on top of the other all the way to the ceiling. There are a few hidden gems but the real draw of this place is Borromini's experiment with forced perspective in the courtyard. This can of course be seen from outside the Palazzo if you don't feel like paying to go in. It's only 2.50 euros with Roma Pass concession.
Written October 29, 2017
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,363 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This Palace displays a small collection of paintings assembled by a cardinal.
I couldn't find the advertised Titian but other works were pleasing.
In the adjoining courtyard there is an interesting false perspective that should not be missed
Written April 6, 2024
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Palazzo Spada is renovated, by F. Borromini, nice old building in centro storico of Rome, around a nice garden with orange trees; the palace was bought from the cardinal Bernadino Spada in 1632; to see his painting portrait and a lot of very nice paintings and statues; The Palazzo Spada is the Roman headquarters for the Council of State; it is a must to visit;
Written July 9, 2020
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a small, but interesting renaissance gallery housing a personal collection of art amassed by cardinals in the past. The palace is attractive and you visit 4 or 5 rooms on the first floor of this building. The collection of paintings is interesting but not outstanding. You also visit the garden and the highlight is the perspective painting by Borromini where he makes a relatively shallow arch appear much longer. When we were there one of the guides revealed the illusion by walking down the arched passage - when he reemerged it remained difficult to spot the illusion.
Written May 1, 2019
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Jivko V
Sofia, Bulgaria1,501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
This palace is now government building and part of it is a gallery with a lot of paintings. The perspective of Borromini is the reason most of the people visit Palazzo Spada.
Written April 5, 2018
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Noodles57
Genoa, Italy61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The visit, rather than to Palazzo Spada, was actually dedicated to Borromini's Perspective Gallery which is located in the garden.
I think it is a unique work: difficult to describe: it must be seen to realize the surprising effect created by Borromini.
Absolutely worth seeing!
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Written April 21, 2024
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ACM1899Pier
Milan, Italy21,750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The visit consists of four rooms with beautiful paintings on the first floor and the courtyard with Borromini's famous perspective. The palace also houses the alleged statue of Pompey under which Julius Caesar was killed, but it can only be visited once a month upon booking in advance.
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Written March 29, 2024
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