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Borghese Gallery

Built between 1609 and 1613, this opulent structure - fountains, gardens, pink marble walls, frescoed ceilings - seems ideally suited to house one of the world's best collections of art. And that was exactly what it was built for. Architect Flaminio Ponzio designed it for the cardinal and art collector Scipione Borghese, who wanted a party villa on the edge of town where he could house his enormous collection of priceless art. In 1901, the collection (and the gallery, and the park that surrounds it) was acquired by the Italian government, and opened to the public.

As a museum, Galleria Borghese punches well above its weight with an impressive hit rate of masterpieces. Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings, by Caravaggio, Raphael and Titian... the list goes on.

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Customer reviews

Nov 15, 2018
Borghese Gallery
It was one of the best museum i have ever seen
The audioguide is a must
2 hours of happiness
Nov 12, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Awesome. Well worth a look. Use the train also. Great views of Rome.
Nov 12, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Bellissimo
Nov 11, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Well organized museum. Many Exhibits
Nov 10, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Ticket for 2 hours is enogh to see the masterpieces of choice. Close to the time to leave of 2 h there are least people and good time for photos.
Nov 10, 2018
Borghese Gallery
70/100
Nov 8, 2018
Borghese Gallery
This was a wonderful experience. A MUST SEE.
Look up. Paintings are magnificent works of art. They jump off the walls.
You would be hard pressed to find a better collection of sculptures anywhere.
Make a reservation. Check bag downstairs when you pick up your tickets.
Plan to stroll through slowly and enjoy.
Small bistro downstairs is a very nice way to end your visit.
Enjoy a walk in the park.
Nov 4, 2018
Borghese Gallery
I bought tickets for the Borghese Gallery in Rome from the Tiqets website very hesitantly, as I had never heard of this website, more so it was not listed in TripAdvisor as one of their suggested websites for genuine tickets. I must say I was pleasantly surprised when I realized at the Borghese Gallery, that not only were they genuine tickets, but I had got myself a deal too, the tickets in this website are much cheaper than any other website, which is what had attracted me to buy them in the first place, I wish I had bought all the other tickets from them too.
Nov 3, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Excellent gallery, marvellous sculpture, not to say about the gardens.....
Nov 2, 2018
Borghese Gallery
Excellent experience