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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  • N'nette Viezca

    5
    - 26 July 2018 -

    This has to be one of my favorite places on earth. Please note that it is very important to get tickets online several days in advance to get into the museum. The paintings include some very famous ones, and some unusual and unique ones as well. For me it is all about the sculptures, the details captured in marble are just so lifelike. The grounds and gardens around the museum are also a great way to spend the day exploring.

  • Ruth Ewing

    3
    - 18 July 2018 -

    Make sure you go online and purchase your tickets in advance. Otherwise the gallery is a nice resting spot from walking the larger park, in the air conditioned waiting area. Nice cafe and small gift shop. The gardens are restricted and the ones available were not well manicured.

  • Swathi M

    4
    - 07 July 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.

  • Francesca Calvano

    5
    - 25 June 2018 -

    Uno dei musei più belli di Roma. Assolutamente da non perdere. Neanche il personale un po' snob e poco cortese può rovinare l'esperienza. La prenotazione è obbligatoria, per cui il museo non accetta mai più del numero massimo di visitatori, per turni di max 2h. È comunque praticamente sempre pieno. Un trucco per visitare le varie sale con più calma è iniziare la visita al piano superiore, quando la maggior parte dei visitatori sono al piano terra, poi scendere al piano terra dopo circa un'ora. One of the best museums in Rome. Not to be missed! Not even the unfriendly staff can ruin the experience. Booking is mandatory. The museum only allows in a max number of visitors, for a 2 hour slot. Even like that, the museum is almost always crowded.

  • lior kaminer

    5
    - 24 June 2018 -

    Book in advance! By far our favorite museum/gallery in Rome (better than the Vatican in our opinion), and one of the best galleries we've been to. We were simply enchanted by the most beautiful and unbelievable sculptures we've ever seen by the brilliant artist Bernini (competes with Rodin museum in Paris). The audio-guide is excellent. The place is not large, and the first floor is the unforgettable of the two (the sculptures collection), but make sure to visit all the rooms in it.

  • Mark Craig

    5
    - 22 June 2018 -

    LOVE this museum! Wish we had more time there, but it was incredible to see. LOTS of great art, and the change to see Apollo chasing Daphne in person was awesome! The tour guide we had was great, and showed us all the top pieces of art in this amazing collection. The surrounding gardens are also not to be missed! The pine trees there are stunning, and its a nice respite from hectic downtown Rome.

  • Arlo Adams

    5
    - 10 June 2018 -

    What a refreshing change from the rest of Rome. Tickets are best purchased in advanced, however you might be able to purchase last-minute cancellation tickets at the door. Your ticket is good for a set two hours in a size limited group. Nice to have room to breathe, take your time and look at really cool old things. Wonderful experience both inside and out.

  • 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.

  • 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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