Museo di Palazzo Reale, Genoa

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Museo di Palazzo Reale is a popular palace in Genoa built for the Balbi family in 1618. The decor wows most visitors, with antique furniture and impressive frescoes. There are paintings by Giovanni Battista Carlone, Angelo Michele Colonna, and Agostino Mitelli. Be sure to find the king’s balcony, where you can admire the view of the sea. After you’re finished touring the interior, head to the garden for calm surroundings. Use our Genoa trip planner to add Museo di Palazzo Reale and other attractions to your Genoa vacation plans.
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  • It'd just a dusty old palace, and not much to it at that. Looks nice from the outside, yes. But just a small portion of the interior is open to the public. I may not be a palazzo expert, but it...  more »
  • A wet Sunday during covid we did a spot of museum visits and ventured upon this one. Body temperature taken at the door, tickets then bought inside. It was quiet and i guess only 6 other visitors...  more »
  • This palace and museum was built in the 1600s and redeveloped over time. It has 18 rooms open to the public, all of which are phenomenal. This is a gem, a kind of little Versailles hidden in the Old City and overlooking the busy port. The surroundings and entrance-façade are not so great, but the palace itself is just amazing, you cannot miss it.
  • Amazing place! Definitely worth going! It is a stunning palace of royals. A lot of rooms, wonderful garden, magnificent pieces of furniture. Pay attention to the ceilings - they are true masterpieces. Ticket is 6€, for people under 25 it's 2€. You will be asked to leave your backpacks and jackets in case you have them.
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