Palazzo Barberini is the building where the Nationaly Gallery of Ancient Art is hosted and is located in the very historical centre of Rome close to Via Veneto and our Bed and Breakfast Dei Cappuccini and the American Embassy in Rome.
The building was built back in the early 1600s by the family Sforza for Maffeo Barberini who then became pope as Urban VIII. It had been projected by Francesco Borromini and Carlo Maderno, and was taken over by Bernini when C. Maderno passed away. The very elegant helicoidal staircase and also many decorative elements were designed by Borromini, while the great hall was decorated by Pietro Da Cortona.
The Gallery was founded in 1895 and was projected to host works from various private collections. Many great artists feature such as Caravaggio, El Greco, Tintoretto, Raffaello, Tiziano, …
Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday from 09.00 to 7.00 pm. You can book your tickets by telephone at +39 0632810 or fax at +39 0632651329. The tickets are 6.20 euro.
It is located in Via Barberini 18 , the nearest metro stop is Barberini on line A.
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