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Visiting Palazzo Barberini Rome

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The Palazzo Barberini is one of the most visited palaces in Rome, that brings renders visitors the opportunity to view authentic collections in the palace. It was built in the 17th century Rome, that houses the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica. The palace renders the visitors the feel of richness and takes them back to the era when paintings and creative science splurged with immensity. There is a number of attraction places housed inside the palace which have earned prominence with years. The paintings revive the feel of Rome and are painted with utmost dexterity. The palace doesn’t just house paintings but also books that elaborate the architectural science used during the era. The Palazzo houses one of the most important painting collections in Italy which also includes portraits by Raphel, a well-known painter who designed the masterpieces of Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio, La Fornarina and much more. The rotational stairs that take one to the library are the most authentic creations and designs that are used even in the present era. The palace gives out the feel of regality with a huge ceiling, fresco paintings, and vintage sculptors. Visitors are rendered the opportunity to wander around viewing the paintings and capturing the feel of it. Surrounding the palace there are many food points to munch on mouth-watering cuisines indigenous to Italy and get a scenic view of the city that houses many beautiful attractions.

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The Gallery Filled with Works by Expert Artists and Professionals at the Palazzo Barberini

The Gallery Filled with Works by Expert Artists and Professionals at the Palazzo Barberini

Galleria Corsini

Galleria Corsini

The Galleria houses some of the authentic and aesthetic collections of portraits and sculptors from different eras. The paintings adorn the different rooms present in the galleria giving a view of rich artistry present during the previous centuries.

Portrait of Henry VIII

Portrait of Henry VIII

An exotic presentation of artistry, the portrait was painted during the king’s fourth marriage. The portrait recreates the grandeur and alacrity of the kind, as well as his valor and aristocracy, is well projected in its colors. The textures of fabric are well presented with minute carvings of swords and jewels brought to catch the glimpse of visitors.

Helicoidal Staircase

Helicoidal Staircase

One of the striking attractions in the place is the stairs designed by Francesco Borromini in the south wing of the palace. The main axis measures 9.40 m and lesser one measures 7.85 m. The stairs lead to the Cardinal Franceso’s library that contains a collection of paintings and writings.

Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

This sculptor is created out of bronze divided into two gilts joined on a marble base. The portrait sculptor is a work of finesse that comprises of elegance and distinct features elaborated with immense dexterity. It is one of the classicist sculptors of the 17th century that would catch your eye as soon as you view it.

Allegory of the Four Elements – Water, Air, Earth and Fire

Allegory of the Four Elements – Water, Air, Earth and Fire

This portrait of Four Element is among the most sought paintings by the Rosalba Carriera, a Venetian painter. The painting is an allegory of four elements, seasons, continents, and personification prominent during that time. The painting is done with pastel colors with minute detailing engraved in every aspect.

The Nursing of Madonna

The Nursing of Madonna

Find this captivating oil painting which you will witness watching your every move. Created on a canvas 164 X 108 cm this is one of the exotic painting to view in the Galleria. The painting called the Madonna Zingara is most admired artworks dating back to the 19th century that has expressively captured the Virgin and the child. Created I 1615 in Seville, the painting narrates the religious subject with immense expressivity.

Palazzo Barberini Rome Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets to the Palazzo Barberini can be booked from the ticket counter outside or through online from the official website. The ticket price for Adults is 12 Euros. For Youth between the age of 18 and 25 years, the price of the ticket is 6 Euros. Both tickets are valid for a period of 10 days. Free entry is applicable for children below 18 years, Group of EU School Students and Teachers, EU Faculty members, students of humanities, architecture, journalists, people with disability. However, ID Card is mandatory for entry. The place allows group visits for a group of 10 people with prior reservation at fees chargeable at 1 Euro every person. Tickets can be booked contacting at 0632810. Tickets won’t be available after evening 6 pm.

How To Get Around?

The place offers wheelchair amenity to people with disability. People can roam around the palace and gallery on foot witnessing the exotic marvels and creations by eminent artists and painters from across the world.

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Palazzo Barberini Rome Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Palazzo Barberini remains open for a public visit throughout the year. However, it remains closed on Mondays, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The opening time of the place is morning 8.30 am to evening 7 am from Tuesdays to Sundays. Group visits are allowed on Sundays with prior bookings and reservation. The best time to visit the place is on Sunday and in the morning.



Will I Need a Guide?

Visitors are offered guided tours around the place. The guided tours are offered in three languages. Additional guided tours are conducted every day as well as on Sundays around the Barberini which has to be booked in advance at the time of ticket booking.

How To Get There?

There are many transportation facilities available for people to reach the place. You can take Bus No 53, 61, 62, 63, 80, 81, 83, 160, 492 or 590 from outside the Metro Station and get down at the stop Barberini. There are many airports located nearby to the place, from where you can opt for a private taxi or car to reach the place.

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