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Palazzo Barberini

#172 of 1,971 things to do in Rome
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“henry viii”(25 reviews)
Roman palace worth visiting for its splendor and collection of art, especially its gigantic ceiling fresco of clouds and swirling figures by Italian painter-architect Pietro da Cortona.
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Via delle Quattro Fontane 13, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 23, 2006

We visited December 2006.On the via Quatro Fontaine.Worth the trip up the hill ,you have to pass here to visit the four fountains.What a spectacular boundary wall -worth the walk just to see this.Many steps into the building but for once there was also a...More

6  Thank fluzyflapper
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

The art that is available here is beautiful and important, including pieces by Caravaggio and Raphael, and the Pietro de Cortona ceiling in the salon. The staff, however, seemed as though they couldn't care less whether we came in or not, and almost as though...More

5  Thank William B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady selling me a ticket had an annoyed look but the man who I tried to rent an audioguide from treated me with utter hostility and contempt, my mere polite request for an audioguide seemingly an invitation to treat another human being like garbage....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Finger-pinkie-promise to self" come back and do these treasures justice by spending time with them. This is a convenient, beautiful, well-landscaped treasure of a museum that really needs adequate time to do it justice. I could never tire of Caravaggio's Judith beheading Holofernes (he had...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having travelled to St. Peter's and the Vatican museums only to find the queues were several hours long for both, I looked for slightly lesser know galleries etc. This gallery was a very pleasant surprise! A beautiful building, with many impressive sculptures and a variety...More

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FlaminiaG19, comunicazione digitale at Palazzo Barberini, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Tony Best regards

Reviewed October 3, 2018

The Palazzo building is stunning, and the frescos/paintings on the ceilings are marvelous. It is a pleasure to walk around and soak in the atmosphere of grandeur and space. Concerning the art (which is, of course, a matter of taste), there are some fantastic pieces...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Holbein Henry VIII is worth the entry price and you can see it close up. I guess it's been cleaned in recent times and looks stunning. My husband has wanted to see the painting for years. Didn't care for the modern exhibition which I...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, the girl selling entrance tickets did not stop talking on her mobile phone while serving the people in front of me or while serving me. I presume it was a private conversation. Heaven forbid we interrupt it! I visited because a friend recommended the...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This museum has something for everyone when it comes to art. I think anyone who goes, will eventually find a picture they recognize. In my case, I couldn't believe I finallly got to see the original Henry VIII portrait after seeing it in so many...More

1  Thank John I
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The eco/narcissus exhibition here was actually quite good but the organisation and systems were truly terrible. We were given a plan for one set of rooms then sent to another which we (clearly) then couldn’t interpret. The woman ‘guarding’ the way in was rude and...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

I entered because I liked the architecture. It wasnt on my list, but I got to spend 2 hours here. Loved the pallace, loved the paintings, the art, everything. Its very interesting to see so many artists, so many styles I didnt studied in art...More

2  Thank Anca C
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a very very quiet gallery filled with a lot of religious artwork....although some quirky modern pieces were thrown in on the 1st floor. This gallery is very big...basically a grand stately home. Works by Raphael and Caravaggio are kept here (although it wasn't...More

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