Palazzo Spada

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Palazzo Spada, detail of the facade
Palazzo Spada: inner courtyard (cortile)
Palazzo Spada: architectural trompe-l'oeil by Francesco Borromini

The Palazzo Spada is one of the great city palaces in Rome , it is located in the Piazza Capo di Ferro.

The palace was built from 1548 by the architect Bartolomeo Baronino on behalf of Cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro . In 1623 the Renaissance building became the property of Bernardino Spada , whose name it still bears today and who, from 1635, had Francesco Borromini restoration work on the facade. Borromini also laid out the famous perspective corridor, which is one of the most famous baroque eye illusions. This gallery, adorned with columns, becomes narrower and narrower from the inner courtyard to its exit and the distance between the columns decreases in the distance, so that despite its length of just nine meters, the impression of a long and wide room is given.

Palazzo Spada has been the seat of the Italian State Council since 1927 , and a large art collection with works from the 17th century is exhibited here.

In the historic rooms of the Palazzo is the Galleria Spada , an important art collection that includes works by Andrea del Sarto , Guido Reni , Tizian , Brueghel , Guercino , Rubens , Albrecht Dürer , Caravaggio , Domenichino , Annibale Carracci , Salvator Rosa , Parmigianino , Mastellétta , Francesco Solimena and Artemisia Gentileschi . The Galleria Spada is open to visitors.

Web links

Commons : Palazzo Spada  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Palazzo Spada on RAI international online ( Memento of the original from November 15, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

Coordinates: 41 ° 53 ′ 38 "  N , 12 ° 28 ′ 18"  E