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Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola

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Such amazing art work in such a quiet out of the Way Palace in Genoa

It's not everyday you get so close to a Van Dyk or Ruben. Though it takes some finding in the maze... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lee M
Sunshine Coast, Australia
A palazzo transfert into a "home" museum

They let you enter the palazzo only once in an hour (9.30, 10.30 etc) Some of the rooms have been... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Piazza di Pellicceria 1, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 March 2013

This is the best palace in Genoa to understand what a "Palazzo dei Rolli" was in the days when the Genoa republic rose to the peak of power and wealth. I advise to visit it even in case of a one-day only stay, since it...More

4  Thank HenryTheVth
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

Most reviews you find here refer to the Museo di Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) on Via Balbi. You can get a combination ticket together with the Galleria. Note that the Galleria Spinola has nothing to do with the Spianata de Castelletto, where you can enjoy...More

2  Thank FASttRaveller77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not everyday you get so close to a Van Dyk or Ruben. Though it takes some finding in the maze that is medieval Genoa it is worth the trouble. Be warned the people guarding the treasure are very weird. They are like undercover spies....More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 9 September 2018

They let you enter the palazzo only once in an hour (9.30, 10.30 etc) Some of the rooms have been preserved as they were when the Spinola family was living in the palazzo. It will take you 45 to 60 minutes to walk through the...More

Thank SusaMasa
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We enjoyed this gallery/museum overall, but I would recommend spending less time in the lower floors of the palazzo and miving pretty quickly to the upper floors that house the national gallery. The lower floors, which present authentic 18th century furnishings and decor, are so...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Difficult to find the entrance to this palace/museum but definitely worth seeking out. The art is displayed in a beautiful palace over several floors. There is a lovely little terrace at the top of a spiral staircase which gives great views over the city. There...More

Thank Lin D
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This gallery is cheap to visit and full of interesting pictures of the rich of Genoa as they were in the past. There are a lot of stairs to climb!

Thank dalmunzie
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A very interesting museum, but visits are only allowed on the half hour, so you will have to wait if you arrive in between. You are accompanied everywhere by security, who don't act as guides at all. It can be a bit off putting, but...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Artwork and textiles in the rooms of this hidden palazzo. The teapot collection and other pottery were included in the attic

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

As a gallery this cannot compete with the world's great galleries, so if you have visited London's National Gallery, National Portrait Galley or the Tate, not to mention the V&A, you will be disappointed with the pictures and other objects on display in the Galleria...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

A very nice mansion decorated in the style of the period. Very ornate with beautiful frescos and furnishing of the period. Art work by Van Dyck, Van Cleve, Brueghel The younger and others. A very nice and relaxed visit. Yona S.

Thank YonaS133
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Absolutely stunning! Definitely worth visiting even though it's not as easy to find as other palaces because it's not on Via Garibaldi but rather further in the Old Town. I would highly recommend spending time wondering around old narrow streets to get to this Palazzo...More

1  Thank Lena K
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