Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini, Rome

Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins

Plan your visit

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Trevi
A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
How to get there
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 2 min walk
  • Repubblica - Teatro dell'Opera • 6 min walk

4.5
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Maddy52
Moncton, Canada120 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We walked by this palazzo on Quattro Fontane and finally went in after a few days. We were amazed by the artworks and the building. Bernini designed the staircase and it is stunning. The architecture is really something. As they had a pope in their ancestry, the collection of art is magnificent. There are lots of old masters paintings. It is so much more pleasant to go here, as opposed to the horribly crowded Vatican. You can see the art work and take your time with it. I recommend this place!
Written May 26, 2019
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triestelibera
trieste167 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
interesting not only for the frescos but for the fact that there the cult of god Mitra was practiced. And in those times this cult was the last stand of the roman army to save the collapsing roman empire. I should now open a chapter about the mistaken interpretation of this god coming from zoroastrian religion. But I prefer to offer you the possibility to learn more looking in internet aunder the voice: mitra myth of zoroastrian religion. Once here it means that you will enter the magnificient museum of Barberini palace. Do it! a couple of hours are necessary just to have an idea of it.
Written April 9, 2018
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ADBLPQ
Den Bosch, The Netherlands23 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
The 2nd floor and half the ground floor were closed. Still 7€ entrance fee. The paintings were nice, but the atmosphere was disappointing. Staff was bored to the bone, toilets very luxurious but without paper towels..
Potentially nice but for now disappointing.
Written February 18, 2016
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StellaHobo
Hoboken, NJ496 contributions
Nov 2015
The audio tour is a must to appreciate the intricacy of the art within this Palazzo. Listening to the explanations on the various Bernini Portrats of Barberini as well as the paintings especially by Raffaelo and Caravaggio amongst others.
Written November 26, 2015
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Ive S
Rijmenam, Belgium165 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
We stumbled info this Palazzo by chance. The staircases of Bernini and Boromini are very special. The collection of 15 th and 16th century painters is amazing. The beautifull ceilings are also one of the special and excuberant features of tbs Palazzo. The exterior parts are unfortunately neglected at the backside . For me this was one of the surprises of our visit in Rome.
Written November 10, 2015
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Paul h
Adelaide, Australia789 contributions
Nov 2015
this quiet elegant ex papal residence has some wonderful works. It is just worth going for the couple of Caravaggio. The ceilings are also amazing and a staircase or two to wonder over. Interesting that gems like this are not flooded with people
Written November 4, 2015
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Lisanne D
Fort Myers, FL82 contributions
Jun 2015
The former palace turned into a museum of magnificent artwork is a must visit. What struck me the most was the frescoes. Almost every room's ceiling had one and they were all exquisite and intricate. My neck hurt from looking up so much but it was well worth it to see such beauty.
Written August 11, 2015
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sherrieirenet
Hampshire, UK24 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
A friend and I decided to visit on our final day of being in Rome. We had walked past several times and admired the building/land so actually going to experiencing it was incredible. There was one room in which we both fell in love with, the details on the ceilings were so intricate and there were areas in the middle of the room where you could sit or lie down to get a picture. It's a great way to learn about the history of Rome, too. The whole experience was very impressive, we absolutely loved it, and it was something that has stuck with us. Definitely something to write home about, if you've got the time, you just have to see it!
Written July 31, 2015
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VMokki
Reading, UK19 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
We totally found this palace by chance as we were just wondering around in the city. Entry was free, not sure if it's Sunday or some special day, otherwise entry fee on a normal day is only a few euros. It wasn't busy in there so you can really take your time enjoying all the art work and appreciate them, not like some other tourist spots that you're constantly being pushed around. The main highlight was definitely the painting on the ceiling in the main room, it was totally breathtaking! Definitely worth visiting!
Written July 6, 2015
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,058 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Former digs of the Sforza family (of Milano fame), this palace was purchased by a member of the Barberini family, who will later become Pope. It's not by chance the ceiling of the main floor has a huge Pietro da Cortona fresco emphasizing Barberini power. The entrance to the palace is very impressive, I also enjoyed very much the stairway "to heaven". The National Gallery of Antique Art is housed there today. If you like Baroque, plan to spend some time here. Rafael's La Fornarina is here. She was a prostitute and Raphael’s lover. The Pope gave them special dispensation allowing her to live in the same house with the painter, so he can enjoy her services without taking too much time away from painting in the Vatican. There are those who believe that excess of those services precipitated Raphael’s leaving our sinful world, he was only thirty-seven when he died. She came to see him when he was dying and he turned her away, already spellbound by the mad monk Savonarola…Then go out, sit in one of the cafes surrounding the Fountain and have a Campari soda. The admission ticket is good for three days. You can get in for free the first Sunday of the month.
Written June 23, 2015
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