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Galleria Spada

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Piazza Capo di Ferro 13 | Palazzo Spada, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1540 and updated/modenised in 1632, the palazzo was home to Cardinals and was purchased by the Italian government in 1926. It now houses a gallery with works by more than a dozen Italian artists. The highlight for me is just off the courtyard,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pakabay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are close to Campo de' Fiori don't miss to visit Galleria Spada, you can see lot of wonderful picture in one of the most beutiful XVII century building bust most of all you can see the amazing Galleria Prospettica

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

This Gallery has numerous "school of Caravaggio" paintings which we viewed briefly. The main attraction is the Perspectives Gallery which was interesting and clever. The courtyard is lovely and quiet. A nice stop if you're near the Campo and like architectural puzzles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LizHal
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We went to this Gallery to see the famous illusion, based on a book recommendation. The good - the Gallery itself is quite nice, and the illusion was worth seeing though not a must for a first timers in Rome. It is very close to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NA456789
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited the gallery only to see Borromini’s perspective. As the corridor is blocked with a barrier, you cannot walk through and experience how long it is actually, how tall the statue at the end is, etc. It was a big disappointment. There was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gabipozsi
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The place is small but worth seeing. Inside you have nice art and then outside you can see Borromini’s masterpiece!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melanie R
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Small gallery in palace of Spada, nice paintings and the Francesco Borromini perspective colonnade. Worth visiting it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jivko V
Reviewed March 6, 2018

The museum itself is small and nice - interesting to a certain extent - and yes, once you're in Rome, one gets of course easily spoiled after the enormous amount of art collections and paintings in all the musea. Worth the trip (small fee, kids...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robbert L
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I would give this 4.5 stars if I could. It opened later than it was supposed to the day I went, but it was worth the wait. I appreciated the detailed guide (on a table in the first room -- carry it around with you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 234worldtraveler567
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Is the perfect time to visit this galleria as it is free to all. This very beautiful ornate palazzo houses some absolutely stunning art, not a big exhibit however quality beats quantity every time. Also Borromini’s forced perspective gallery is rather impressive.

Date of experience: February 2018
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