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Castle & palace tours
Galleria Spada - entrance tickets
Availability: Everyday (except on Tuesdays)
Duration: a day
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  • Visit Spada Palace with the gallery of the same name
  • The palace is famous for its façade with Borromini's false perspective
What to expect

A hidden gem in one of the most popular areas of Rome. Not far from the famous Piazza Farnese and Campo de' Fiori, Palazzo Spada will amaze you especially with extraordinary Galleria Prospettica del Borromini (Borromini's Perspectival Gallery). Realized between 1652 and 1653, the gallery is an exceptional example of trompe-l'oeil, a false perspective in the entrance hall accessing the typical perspectival courtyard from the Baroque period. The decreasing height of the columns, the rising floor and converging walls create the optical illusion of a tunnel more than 35 meters long, while in reality it's only 9 meters.

The adjacent rooms of the Galleria Spada are home to works by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Artemisia Gentileschi, Orazio Gentileschi, Guercino, Mattia Preti, Guido Reni, Titian. It's about the private collection of Cardinal Bernardino Spada, consisting of paintings (especially from the seventeenth century), ancient sculptures, decors and antique furniture. Following the marriage of the heiress Maria Veralli and Orazio Spada in 1636, many works, both ancient and contemporary, of great importance became part of the collection.

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What's included
  • Entrance to Galleria Spada
What's not included
  • Anything not mentioned under "Included"
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  • Citizens of the European Union between the ages of 18 and 25
  • EU teachers
  • Italian state school teachers with a permanent contract


  • EU citizens under the age of 18

Galleria Spada | Piazza Capo di Ferro, 13, 00186 Roma RM

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The Gallery entrance is in Vicolo del Polverone 15B

What to remember
  • You can only exchange your ticket on the day of the visit, between the hours of the site's until the starting time of your visit. You must show a printed copy of your confirmation voucher at the counter in order to receive your ticket.
  • The price breakdown is as follows:
    • Full Price €6 + 1.5€ booking fee + 1.5€ agency commission
    • Reduced €3.5 + 1.5€ booking fee + 1.5€ agency commission
    • Free €1 + 1.5€ booking fee + 1.5€ agency commission
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  • Wednesday-Monday 08:30am-07:30pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays (except on 15th August)
  • The ticket office closes at 07.00pm
  • Admission is free every first Sunday of the month
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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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