Galleria Spada

Rome, Italy

The Galleria Spada is a museum in Rome, which is housed in the Palazzo Spada of the same name. The palazzo is also famous for its façade and for the forced perspective gallery by Francesco Borromini. The gallery exhibits paintings from the 16th and 17th century.

he Galleria was opened in 1927 in the Palazzo Spada. It closed during the 1940s, but reopened in 1951 thanks to the efforts of the Conservator of the Galleries of Rome, Anchille Bertini Calosso and the Director, Frederico Zeri. Zeri was committed to locating the remaining artwork that had been scattered during the war, as he intended to recreate the original layout of the 16th-17th version of the gallery, including the placement of the pictures, the furniture and the sculptures. Most of the exhibited artwork comes predominantly from the private collection of Bernardino Spada, supplemented by smaller collections such as that of Virgilio Spada.



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Founded: 1927
Category: Museums in Italy

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Nejc Andlovec (2 years ago)
Small gallery with very nice pictures from 16th and 17th century.
Maria Cristina Radut (2 years ago)
A small gallery, with predominantly baroque art. The palace has many architectural elements made by Borromini, but unfortunately they cannot be visited. It can be visited in about 30-45 minutes. The entry price is 5 euros.
Lynlie D. (2 years ago)
It’s not my first time to visit the place but what keeps me coming back is their Small yet impressive collections of statues and paintings. Too bad, the room is still close where you can find Caravaggio’s work of art. The highlight is in the courtyard where you can find Borromini’s perspective that is amazingly impressive.
Lara Hussein (3 years ago)
A place to be visited, 4 Rooms full of paintings. Very well kept palace. Team over there is really nice and friendly. Make sure to have the green pass to be allowed in.
Jamie Marie (3 years ago)
Great optical illusion outside the art gallery (Bernini’s optical illusion) - columns, lots of painting and detailed art. Just needs to update the app for checking green pass ? Would be helpful for UK travelers.
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