Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Rome: Hours, Address, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Stunning palace located in a central location. Full of galleries of gorgeous paintings. Make sure to ask for the audio guide to get the full experience.
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Neighborhood: Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a five-minute walk of each other, the Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa drivers, street vendors, merchants, and locals. There is no rhyme or reason to its winding streets and there's something to see around every corner, so take pleasure in a spontaneous wander.
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Bruno N
Verona, Italy16 contributions
The superb range of paintings. Just to see the Caravaggios and Guercinos would be enough. At the time we went which was pre booked the visitors were few and therefore very comfortable to view the objects.The audio commentary is informative and perceptive. Only constructive suggestion will someone please go around and straighten the 3 or 4 paintings which are no longer hanging straight. They are annoying.
Written June 27, 2022
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland2,321 contributions
I visited here in August 2021 and although not all areas were open (second floor was not opened when I visited) it is still an amazing gallery to visit.

I booked my tickets in advance and arrived 15 minutes before my time slot (6pm) began. The gates were closed when I arrived but they opened and we were allowed in just before 6pm. Your visit is limited to a 2 hour time slot.

There is a free audio guide provided to you when you begin the tour. The halls, the paintings and the sculptures are all incredible and make for a great visit.
Written September 24, 2021
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Magi G
Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania231 contributions
The palace Palazzo Doria Pamphilj consists of 1000 rooms and in its exhibition halls there are more than 650 exceptional works of art. It is possible to bypass the entrance of Via del Corso 360, but when you give 14 euros for an entrance ticket and 2 more to see the princess' apartment, you will be fascinated. The voice in the audio guide is from the owner of the palace, Prince Jonathan, who with a sense of humor tells the story of the halls and masterpieces.
Written January 26, 2020
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Victoria L
Kansas City, MO319 contributions
This palazzo has the most incredible art collection entailed by a far thinking Pope. The open staterooms are explained in a portable listening device , their are chairs to sit and observe ceilings and walls and clear markings to follow . The narrative is presented by a family member and some of whom have private quarters still with lovely red Ferraris parked inside a carriage entrance. You come for the vast floor to ceiling collection of art: Caravaggio’s , Durer, Bosch,Reubens, Titian, Velasquez and Bernini are all represented sometimes in multiple canvases. Lesser artists and sculptures are everywhere. The narrative has lots of pieces of information that keep you intrigued as you walk the rooms. They have a Cafe Doria on the ground floor which is quiet and refined for a coffee break , light lunch or afternoon pick me up . The service was impeccable just for a coffee and water. Highly recommended to see art up close with no crowds !
Written August 13, 2022
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Christina
Dubai, United Arab Emirates487 contributions
Friends
This is one of my favourite places in Rome and a hidden gem. The palace is small but filled with beautiful works of art by Raphael, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Velazquez, Flemish artists and Carracci and a lovely courtyard. There are two floors but sadly we paid full price (15 Euros) and the second floor was under restoration so we could not access it (Lippi’s Annunciation is housed there). Nevertheless, I would strongly recommend a visit when in Rome.
Written June 20, 2021
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Ken W
Granite Belt, Australia17 contributions
This extraordinary privately owned palazzo and art collection is one of the most accessible art galleries to visit. With a wonderful history. the hand held audible guide is wonderfully helpful telling interesting story selected painting and putting context to this remarkable building
Written February 12, 2022
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Katrina B
Edinburgh, UK70 contributions
Couples
We decided to come here as it was inside and it was a really really hot day. The audio guide (English or Italian) is free and was great. I’m not really one for paintings but the guide is from the perspective of the family and was really interesting. It gave the paintings a bit of context, we heard about some interesting family characters through the ages and there is a wide range of paintings instead of just the usual
Written July 10, 2022
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slw9135
66 contributions
This place is well worth seeing. The palace is huge with a fascinating collection of art that dates mainly from the 16th and 17th century. This palace has been in private hands for 400 years and the art collection was kept intact, which is highly unusual. A lot to see and with audio guides in several different languages (including English) it was well worth the ticket price. We went in early December and there were only a few people there so we were able to take our time and amazingly get very close to many priceless pieces of art! Take the time to go see it!
Written January 3, 2020
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discerning_voyages
Hong Kong, China26 contributions
The interiors and art collection are spectacular, but this place would do well to improve the visitor experience. For comparison, the management should pay a visit to Colonna Palace where I had a fantastic visitor experience (efficient ticket office, free water to quench thirst, knowledgable guides who were friendly, and no time limit to see the palazzo).

Instead, my visit to Palazzo Doria Pamphilj was rushed, the security guards were telling everyone to leave at the end of the timeslot before everyone had a chance to see everything properly.

If having timeslots like this was an attempt to deal with coronavirus, this doesn't make sense at all as everyone arrived at the same appointment time, and everyone queued at the ticket office, then started in the first room at the same time, then tried to make their way through the whole visit in the timelimit. Why have a time limited slot, why not just open for a free flow of people to make the visitor experience better and let people take as long as they need?
Written August 9, 2020
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larryjman
Montreal, Canada234 contributions
A beautiful palace, and an even better art museum. I went to the Borghese Gallery the day before, and as much as I loved that spot, the crowds were quite busy and the rules were strict. The Doria Pamphilj, however, was much more relaxed. It wasn't nearly as crowded (perhaps because I went in the morning), I didn't need to deposit my bag anywhere, and the staff seemed less overwhelmed and therefore a bit friendlier.

An audioguide would probably be a good investment! There aren't any signs next to the pieces giving any context or history. Just simply the name of the artist.

There's also an impressive collection here. Obviously, Velazquez's "Portrait of Innocent the X" is probably their most famous work. They have some early Caravaggio (my personal favourite), Raphael, Carracci, Titian, Brill, Lippi.

Although the collection is probably not as extensive or well-known as Borghese, I think the gallery provides a competitive alternative. I would also argue the palace itself is much more charming, and overall more beautiful and better taken care of than its rival.
Written May 4, 2022
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