Galleria Borghese

Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, Rome

4.5

The Galleria Borghese is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. At the outset, the gallery building was integrated with its gardens, but nowadays the Villa Borghese gardens are considered a separate tourist attraction. The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities. The Villa was developed by Scipione Borghese himself. The paintings of note include Titian's Sacred and Profane Love, Raphael's Entombment of Christ and works by Peter Paul Rubens and Federico Barocci. The Galleria Borghese includes twenty rooms across two floors. The main floor is mostly devoted to classical antiquities of the 1st–3rd centuries AD including a famous mosaic of gladiators and classical and neo-classical sculptures. The Borghese villa was modified and extended down the years, eventually being sold to the Italian government in 1902, along with the entire Borghese estate and surrounding gardens and parkland.

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Open Hours:

  • Tue

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 19:00

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Reviews

  • Dilbert d

    4
    - 31 May 2018 -

    Great paintings and statues. Call upfront to reserve entry, you will get a number, keep it handy, the ticket guy will ask for it while issuing one. Kids under 18 free but 2 Euro for ticket charged. Audio guide costs extra 5 Euros. i used Roma pass. No bags allowed, have to deposit in the next counter to tickets. Museum is short but great. If you are not an art fan skip it.

  • Jacques Hipplewith

    5
    - 29 May 2018 -

    Book early as the tickets sell out fast. The Roma Pass is the way to go for this. They seem to make exceptions for pass holders. Be prepared to spend about 3 hours in the gallery. I highly suggest an audio guide. The tickets are time based and when the session ends they make sure everyone leaves. They only allow so many people at once. Once inside the gallery is split into two floors. The first is a lot of beautiful sculptures. The second floor is mainly art. After the museum spend some time in the gardens. We rented electric cart bike. It was worth the 15 Euro.

  • Nancy Ward

    5
    - 15 May 2018 -

    Absolutely stunning, the highlight of Rome as far as I'm concerned. Bernini's sculptures are superb and the Borghese Family collection outshines the Vatican's. All items displayed were in near perfect condition despite their age, whereas the Vatican's pieces are looking tired and in many cases have been mutilated down through the ages by pious Priests and Popes with issues and their own agendas. The Borghese Museum is a must see for anyone who appreciates fine art.

  • lest mitsui

    5
    - 10 May 2018 -

    Organized so well to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to enjoy the art treasures at their own pace. Many on tours - some self-guided. Others like me just wandering around just taking it all in. And in the end, the results speak volumes - everyone seems to have enjoyed their visit - happy voices at the baggage checkout.

  • Jonathan Little

    5
    - 18 April 2018 -

    We booked a guided tour, which was very enlightening and at a pleasant pace. The sculptures of Bernini were amazing. There is a bag check required for most bags larger than about a clutch. If you're on a guided tour, be sure to pick up a radio at the audio guide desk after picking up your tickets. Time in the gallery is no more than 110 minutes (they start forcing people out at ten-of.) After the guided tour, we had about 20 minutes to re-explore a bit of the gallery on our own.

  • Don Bonin

    5
    - 24 January 2018 -

    When in Rome, you must get get tickets in advance (date and time are very strict!) to see the Borghese Gallery. Some of the finest works of art in all of Italy (in the world) await you there! Totally worth the effort for art lovers. After our visit we walked back to the Spanish steps, then back to the Pantheon near the center of Rome. Borghese is a must for all art and history lovers.

  • Michaela Košťálová

    5
    - 04 January 2018 -

    This gallery is absolutely extraordinary and beautiful. Much more interesting and personal than overcrowded Vatican museums. There is a Bernini exhibition in Borghese gallery going on right now and I recommend to buy a tour with guide and buy tickets in advance. The tour takes 2h and you can’t stay longer. After 2h everyone have to go out and the new group can get in. So the tickets are on time.

  • njosnari

    1
    - 27 December 2017 -

    Absolute shame what this museum has become. A fine collection, but glad I saw it 20 years ago! Now it’s advance tickets only, but you won’t know this til it’s too late. No tickets are available for walk-ins. The price has skyrocketed and the place is over-crowded. The collection needs to be moved to a more accommodating location. Pity, as it is some of the finest works in creation.

  • C. Freda

    5
    - 14 December 2017 -

    One of the most beautiful locations we visited during our trip to Rome. Had to book in advance, but it was very worth it - and they take the Roma Pass! We went through the entire gallery in the allotted time, and were stunned at literally every room. I would recommend trying to get in early even if you book a reserved time slot, as the line for both tickets and coat check gets very long, but it's very worth it.

  • Marc Albert

    4
    - 02 December 2017 -

    A truly fine collection in a wonderful setting. A huge collection of Bernini sculptures and paintings. Don’t forget to walk around the park because it’s lovely and has nice fountains. I only gave it a 4 because of the ridiculous fact that they literally kick you out after two hours. You need a lot more time to enjoy the art.

  • Ben Taylor

    - 25 May 2018 -

    The guided tours are fantastic. You learn so much about the amazing works on show.

  • M R

    - 14 May 2018 -

    Nothing special

  • Jonathan Chen

    - 26 March 2018 -

    Book your tickets in advanced. Don’t leave it up to chance, the museum is spectacular, exhibits are quite exquisite!

  • Pata Patak

    - 06 February 2018 -

    With book ticket online 30 minutes before you time for entrance,Bernini specialy Appolo and Daphnie

  • Neşe B.

    - 27 October 2017 -

    Wish we were allowed to stay there more than just 2 hours. A must see place once in a lifetime. Caravaggio i love you, btw.

  • Nina Heering

    - 10 September 2017 -

    People could be a bit more nice... unfriendly staff

  • Andrij Krochak

    - 26 August 2017 -

    Make sure to make a reservation to see this must see museum and all the fabulous works of art and architecture!

  • amit singh

    - 19 August 2017 -

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  • Joey Hernandez

    - 03 July 2017 -

    buy tix way in advance because they sell out FAST

  • Doc Druzsin

    - 28 May 2017 -

    It's a classic one. I could stay around there 24/7, there is so much to see...

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Galleria Borghese tours

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Book your Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour ahead of time to take advantage of jumping the queue with reserved tickets. Upgrade your experience with a private tour exclusive to just your group, available with morning and afternoon departures. Please be advised that the Borghese...

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets

If you want to visit the Borghese Gallery in Rome at your leisure, without a guide, but don't want to wait in the entrance queue, book this skip-the-line ticket to ensure your admission (tickets regularly sell out a month in advance!). Housed inside Villa Borghese, the gallery is home to a renowned...

Small-Group Tour: Skip the Line Borghese Gallery

Join us on our Borghese Gallery tour and admire great sculpture and painting masterpieces produced by fine artists such as Canova, Bernini and Caravaggio.

Private Tour: Borghese Gallery and Baroque Rome Art History Walking Tour

Explore the art history of Baroque Rome in style on a private walking tour of the Galleria Borghese with an art expert. Accompanied by your own private guide who specializes in art history, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your special private tour of Baroque Rome's Galleria Borghese.

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery Tickets with Audioguide

With this skip-the-line Borghese Gallery ticket, you can visit one of Rome’s top art attractions without waiting in the admission queue. Tickets for this museum are limited and likely to sell out so be sure to book soon. Download our audio-guide on your smartphone/tablet for a better experience...

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Small-Group Tour with Transport

Admire one of the most important Museums in Rome, the Borghese Gallery. Skip-the-line to access this collection of art usually fully booked and hard to access. Enjoy a small group tour for a maximum of 15 people that is led by a professional guide. This activity comes with two options: with pickup...

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