Most of the works come from the collection of Bernardino Spada (1594-1661), later expanded with new acquisitions by his great-nephew, Cardinal Fabrizio Spada (1643-1717). A minor contribution, but worth noting, is due to Virginio Spada's (1596-1662) passion for collecting, while following the marriage of Orazio Spada to the heiress Maria Veralli in 1636, many works of ancient and modern art of considerable importance became part of the collection. The gallery boasts, among its most important paintings, The Death of Didone by Guercino, commissioned by Bernardino Spada, along with works by Tiziano (Portrait of a Violinist), Guido Reni and Orazio Gentileschi. Bernardino Spada must also be credited for having commissioned Borromini for the famous gallery perspective of the mid-seventeenth century.
Tuesday - Sunday 8.30 AM – 7.30 PM.
The ticket office closes at 7 PM
Full € 5,00
. Redeced € 2,50
European Union citizens 18 to 25 years old, permanent teachers of public schools.
. Free:EU citizens under 18 years of age and over 65 years of age, students and teachers of Architecture, Archeaology and History of Art, Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Educational Sciences, Fine Arts Academies, employees of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, ICOM Members, Tourist Guides and Interpreters, Journalists with Journalist Association Membership Card, school groups with chaperons, by booking only, disabled persons with assistant.
The Spada Gallery is part of the Roma Pass and of Roma &Più Pass circuit.
Piazza Capodiferro, 13
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