Palazzo & Galleria Doria Pamphilj

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Palazzo Doria Pamphilj is located in the center of Rome. The palace dates back to the 16th century and houses one of the most famous private museums in Rome, the Galleria Doria Pamphilj.

The gallery houses several collections of paintings by artists such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Bassano, Parmigianino, and Lorenzo Lotto. The exciting art collection comes from the Doria family and comprises over 400 paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries.

Therefore, the art objects of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj are a genuine recommendation if you have already visited the most important attractions in Rome.

The most famous painting is that of Pope Innocent X, which was painted by Veláquez. You can also visit a small chapel and private rooms like Princess Doria’s.

Galleria Doria Pamphilj

Our tip: Before visiting the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, stop by the Galleria Borghese! This renowned art collection, which dates from the 15th to 18th centuries, is one of the most famous in the world.

Visitor Information:

Via del Corso 305, 00186 Roma

Bus stop: Piazza Venezia
Buses: 64, 87, 119

Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday: 09.00 – 19.00

Trevi Fountain (0,5 km)
(0,5 km)
Roman Forum (0,6 km)
Colosseum (1,3 km)

Recommended exploration time:
1 hour

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The story behind the Galleria & Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

The exhibition covers ten rooms, including the throne room and ballroom. One of the rooms was dedicated to Pope Innocent X in 1927. Today, you will find an exhibit by Veláquez and the bust of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Art lovers will get their money’s worth here.

However, the estate of the beautiful palazzo was only acquired by the noble Doria family in 1671. As was customary at the time, this happened through marriage.

The building was initially constructed for the Pamphilj family, which included Pope Innocent X. In the 17th century, however, as the family had no direct descendants, property ownership was passed to the Doria family.

Courtyard of the palazzo

The wealth of the Galleria Doria results from various family alliances of noble families from different corners of Italy. Only with the Doria family’s claim did the art collection grow to include numerous paintings.

As you walk through the magnificent halls of the gallery today, you can imagine how pronounced the penchant for unique art paintings must have been in the various generations of the family.

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Editor: Sebastian Erkens
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