Palazzo Barberini is a magnificent Baroque building housing the National Gallery of Ancient Art. Commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, was designed by Carlo Maderno in 1625 and completed in 1633 by Bernini.
In 1949 it became the seat of the National Gallery of Ancient Art, whose collection was formed starting from the donations of some noble families. It contains more than 1.400 works of great artists, from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century, including Tiziano, Tintoretto, El Greco, Caravaggio, Raffaello.
Wonderful the large central hall, which occupies the entire height of the building. In the roof you can admire a monumental fresco by Pietro da Cortona, which offers one of the best examples of Baroque illusionism.