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Galleria Spada

Piazza Capo di Ferro 13 | Palazzo Spada, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 683 2409
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Piazza Capo di Ferro 13 | Palazzo Spada, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 683 2409
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Reviewed yesterday

Our guide brought us here and was able to provide so much information and pointed out different art styles etc without this it would have been a much poorer experience. Some amazing artwork and the Borromini illusion is worth seeing. We were the only people...More

Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you're only interested in big, famous sites, then don't go here. But if you've already seen the big things and are interested in great architecture, then go see this. Borromini is considered by many scholars to be the best of Rome's baroque architects. He...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

You can see Borromini’s celebrated optical illusion imperfectly and from a great distance without paying the €5 admission fee. But you really should pay and see the illusion as it was meant to be seen. It’s both beautiful and an amazing technical/mathematical accomplishment. The admission...More

Thank LaBu
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Borromini illusion is the only thing worth seeing here. Borromini had only a small area to work in so what looks like a long corridor is a very small distance with ever diminishing column heights - so you would be bending over at the...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

When we visited Rome 2 years ago, one of the guides would walk down the perspective and show the great illusion Borromini made. They don't do that anymore so don't go here, it was the only reason it was worth a visit.

Thank MitchellKaas
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

You don't have to pay the entrance fee to the museum, which is small and uninteresting (in my opinion), to see the optical illusion by Borromini, which IS worth seeing.

Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Palazzo Spada/ Palazzo Capodiferro houses Galleria Spada, four rooms of paintings dated 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Titian, Artemesia Gentileschi, Guercino, Sebastiano Conca and Niccolò Tornioli to name but a few. The rooms themselves have beautiful ceilings and some frescoes,...More

2  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 17 October 2016

When I lived in Rome decades ago, you used to be able to walk into the cortile of Palazzo Spada and wonder at how this could be. Then you would bribe the custodian to give you a closer look. Later, you would walk into the...More

1  Thank noob_for_life
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This place isn't very big, but we liked the optical illusion and the rooms were interesting too. If you ask the staff, they'll let you in a room that's not constantly open. I thought it was nice to visit something a bit smaller, since all...More

Thank Emmi T
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Spada Gallery is located near Trastevere and is house in only one part of a palace. The gallery is incredibly hard to find and even when you get to the palace you will be playing a game of guessing because you don't know what door...More

Thank Patrick V
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 neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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