Galleria Doria Pamphilj Rome

The Galleria Doria Pamphilj is a private museum in the Via del Corso in Rome. It has its seat in the building of the same name, which was constructed between the middle of the 15th and the beginning of the 18th century.

Galleria Doria Pamphilj Rome

Address, opening hours and admission

Address: Via del Corso, 305 – Rome (tel. +39 06 6797323). Opening hours: 09.00 till 19.00. Closed: January 1, Easter, December 25. Admission: 12 Euro (age 6-26: 8 Euros; EU citizens over 65: 8 Euros; age 0-5: free; family ticket 2 adults + maximum 3 children: 40 Euros.

History and description

The palazzo initially was property of the Della Rovere family, then (1601) of the Aldobrandini‘s and finally, hence the name, of the Pamphilj, as a result of a marriage between the two families.

The Galleria Doria Pamphilj has existed since 1651 and was created by Giambattista Pamphilj (aka Pope Innocent X).

It is divided into 4 branches and the paintings are all positioned according to an extremely detailed 18th century document. Symmetry was very important in this positioning and so were the type and/or style of the various paintings.

Painters whose works can be seen in the Galleria Pamphilj include Raphael, Titian, Domenichino, Caravaggio, Annibale and Ludovico Carracci, Guercino, Velazquez and Brueghel the Elder.

The museum also displays antique sculptures, together with a number of more recent works created by 17th century artists such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Alessandro Algardi.

The audio-guide is read, both in Italian and English, by one of the members of the Doria-Pamphilj family himself., who will tell you, amongst other tidbits, that the sala di ballo is still an excellent ballroom.

A note for people in wheelchairs or parents with children in strollers: There is a lift, but it is extremely small. This cannot be changed since the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is a historical building and by law no internal changes can be made to it.

Via del Corso, 305 – Rome

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