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17th Century Marvels

Palazzo Spada is home to the Galleria Spada, an art gallery which houses an extensive collection of important artwork from the 17th century. Some of the most significant paintings by Reni, Carracci, and Guercino are stored here. In the courtyard is located the “forced perspective” gallery by Francesco Borromini. This gallery consists of a seemingly long hallway with a large statue at the end. The corridor however, is much shorter than it actually appears, and as a result, the sculpture at the end is much smaller than you expect it to be. Guidebooks in multiple languages for visitors to understand the stories behind these masterpieces are available in each gallery room. Even if you are not into 17th century art the garden facing the river outside the palace is definitely worth the visit.

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