Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
4.5
Architectural BuildingsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • MissAmanda
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking & Quiet
    I was so lucky that I arrived just as the gallery opened at 10 am; so I was one of the first visitors in. This meant I could wander around exploring the incredible rooms & sculptures without the hustle and bustle you find in the majority of art galleries across Rome. The building and its artwork are simply sublime, an audio guide is provided free of charge after the purchase of the ticket (which wasn't a lot). I really enjoyed this gallery, it's a hidden gem and if you time it correctly the photo/video opportunities are breathtaking.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Cynicoren
    Beersheba, Israel2,917 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Less known than the Villa Borghese, the palace- museum located in a central location (near the Pantheon, Trevi fountain). The galleries are full of gorgeous paintings from the major Italian painters. It is advisable to book a ticket online. When we visited, the visits were organized in time slots.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Stuart H
    Sydney, Australia318 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do when in Rome
    The palace and artworks are amazing . The adult entrance fee of €16 is excellent value. The audio guide is very good. English audio guides are available. Each room and many artworks have easy to find panels with the relevant audioguide reference number. The art collection includes Roman antiquities and Renaissance art from 16th and 17th centuries, including the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez. At least 2 hrs is recommended, but you could easily spend more time to admire all the artwork. Once you buy your ticket on street level/ ground floor, it is a 100m walk to the end of corridor to the stairs that take you up to the Credit/debit cards accepted. The bathrooms are clean with plenty of paper. There is a restaurant on the ground floor near the entrance which is at a higher price point. La Cabana is a moderately priced restaurant with excellent food about 5 mins walk from the palace.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Mads K
    Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute must-visit.
    Stunning place and world class art. Left me quite breathless with the beauty and the amount of world-class art. Cannot recommend it enough. Definitely a must-visit when going to Rome.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 14, 2023
  • Marina M
    Herndon, Virginia42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing halls with wonderful works of art
    Amazing building, elaborately painted ceilings. You can just look up all the time. Tons of important artworks. Not crowded, nice relief from packed Vatican museums. I had much better time here. Highly recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 10, 2023
  • MtEverest
    234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Once a private collection
    A hidden gem in Rome center. A lot of great art, incluiding 3 work of my favorite artist, Caravaggio. Two things are different here - the price includes the audioguide that actually explains some of the pieces, and, there are actual chairs you can sit on while you listen and admire the work. Can't imagine this is the home and the private collection of a single family. Talk about the life of the rich and famous.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Dmytro L
    Dnipro, Ukraine35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best experiences in Rome
    One of the most unexpected experiences ever since 10 years of visiting Rome... such a beautifully crafted, collected and restored space with works of art that still can surprise you! Then we found out about the family that now is behind all of this beauty and greatness - and it totally blown us away! I recommend this gallery to everyone who visit Rome! This should be in every guide as THE MUST to do in Rome... also there is a beautiful cafe with great selection of coffee, desserts and appetisers...
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2024
  • MajaR
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building with some interesting art
    Really enjoyed the works of Brueghel the Elder. The audio guide was handy. Ways to improve: better lighting and positioning of some of the pieces. A short written description next to every painting would have been helpful.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 15, 2024
  • Leslie S
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! So beautiful!
    I feel like this is a lesser known site. It is truly a hidden gem. Everything was so beautiful inside. Each room was just as beautiful as the next and the artwork is plentiful. I liked having the audio tour, so much information. I highly recommend you don’t miss it.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 16, 2024
  • planningpro
    Greenwood Village, Colorado235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly hidden gem in Rome. Should be on every art lover's must see list.
    Want to gaze at an amazing old palace with multiple art masterpieces without one tenth of the crowds of the Borghese? This is the place. Bought tickets at the door. Not crowded at all. Audio guide included. Could view any work of art at leisure. Velasquez, Caravaggio, Rubens, Bernini and more... Plenty of benches to sit, rest and observe. Marvelous ceilings, rooms.. Just a top notch experience.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2024
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discerning_voyages
Hong Kong, China32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
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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Christina
Dubai, United Arab Emirates520 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • 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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Michael W
Charleston, SC226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Doria Pamphilj Gallery is on the main street of Corso in the heart of Rome. It is a family home that has an upstairs world class art gallery. We were in Rome before the pandemic and the gallery was nearly empty. The audio guide is a gem because it is narrated by the family's current prince. The gallery consists of works by Velazquez, Raphael and Titian. The hall of mirrors has a feeling of Versailles.
Written May 24, 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
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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Helen L
Athens, Greece931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
In the very center of Rome this luxurious palace is a must to those that don t love crowds and are keen on art and old days.. the private rooms worth the extra 2 euros.
The Palazzo was built in the 17th century and contains one of the most valuable private collections of paintings in the world.
Written January 5, 2020
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Jon L
Seattle, WA104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A private art collection featuring a mostly religious-themed mishmash. Most of the pieces are forgettable, but the Velasquez portrait of Innocent X is worth double the price of admission—fans of this dexterous Spaniard, or of oil painting in general, simply must see it. You’re forced to stand at a distance but the brushwork can still be studied, if you’re into that sort of thing. If my wife hadn’t gotten bored I would have stood there far longer. WIVES, am I right? They need their Aperol Spritzes.
Written October 3, 2022
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Bruno N
Verona, Italy19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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Areti F
Peristeri, Greece11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of the best places I've visited in Rome! Wonderful Galleria with free audio tour. The ticket is 12 euros. If you want to see the private rooms of the family it costs only plus 2 euros and I'd totally suggest it.
Written January 21, 2020
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Ken W
Granite Belt, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
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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Stuart H
Sydney, Australia318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The palace and artworks are amazing . The adult entrance fee of €16 is excellent value. The audio guide is very good. English audio guides are available. Each room and many artworks have easy to find panels with the relevant audioguide reference number. The art collection includes Roman antiquities and Renaissance art from 16th and 17th centuries, including the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez. At least 2 hrs is recommended, but you could easily spend more time to admire all the artwork. Once you buy your ticket on street level/ ground floor, it is a 100m walk to the end of corridor to the stairs that take you up to the Credit/debit cards accepted. The bathrooms are clean with plenty of paper. There is a restaurant on the ground floor near the entrance which is at a higher price point. La Cabana is a moderately priced restaurant with excellent food about 5 mins walk from the palace.
Written September 21, 2023
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