Doria Pamphilj Gallery

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Via del Corso, 305. Tel. +39 06 679 7323

Opening hours Open 10:00-17:00 (ticket office closes 16:30). Closed East Sunday, Jan 1st and December 25th.

Ticket prices Entry costs €10.50, with some concessions available at 7.50.

Website: www.doriapamphilj.it

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery (pronounced, very roughly, 'Pam-feely') houses one of Rome's best art collections. It was put together by the Doria Pamphilj family and its precursors, who still own both the artworks and the palazzo in which they're exhibited.

Highlights of the Collection

Portrait of Innocent X at the Pamphilj GalleryPortrait of Innocent X on display at the Pamhilj Gallery.

Probably the most famous work in the gallery is the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Velazquez (pictured right), the Pope himself being a member of the Pamphilj family. The portrait, which dates from around 1650, is held as one of the greatest portraits ever painted, if not the greatest.

The portrait was also the inspiration behind a series of paintings by Francis Bacon.

Other works on display in the gallery include paintings by Titian, Bernini, Caravaggio, and Raphael.

Visiting the Gallery

The gallery is very well located at the foot of the Via del Corso, two minutes' walk up from Piazza Venezia.