Museo di Palazzo Reale
Museo di Palazzo Reale
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience Museo di Palazzo Reale and nearby attractions

The area
Address
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,164 reviews
Excellent
698
Very good
362
Average
71
Poor
19
Terrible
14

annemn245
Belfast, UK987 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
There were 2 options here... The museum for €10pp or just the gardens for €1
We were not that interested in doing more museums so we just visited the gardens which didn't take long.
Compact with a nice view over the city and the promenade.
Interesting pathway decorated using contrasting stones.
Written 30 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ3,357 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Advice: don't go on a hot day because they don't provide adequate air conditioning.

If you're as old as we are, request permission to use the elevator. Everyone else climbs about 4 flights of stairs in the heat. I noticed there were no banisters either.

I saw only one chair in the entire museum that didn't say "don't sit here". My husband couldn't stand the heat and needed to sit there. I was wondering if that seat was intended for a security guard.

The king of Genoa clearly wasn't as rich as the king of Florence, because I was expecting another pitti palace. Instead, we got to see a decently decorated palace with an embarrassingly small garden. Hey, my garden at home is almost as big! Sculpture was smallish; paintings were much better but I've seen better artwork.
Written 27 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

leileireid
London, UK714 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Lovely museum - There is one floor to visit and you can walk through all the rooms which are beautifully decorated and all different. It’s a very unique look in to the design a architecture of the time and contrasts with other palaces I have been to. The staff are all very friendly and helpful.
Written 21 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Whittlesford
Haselbury Plucknett, UK580 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
How often do you get to see a disused royal palace? So just by being one this is worth the visit. Interesting to see how the rooms changed their use over the years. Once you've got over all the formal stuff, the view from the terrace over the port is a good attraction. A couple of things: do check opening times because they seem to be all over the place and note that much of the palace is not open to the public so the visit doesn't take as long as you might think.
Written 10 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark660 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
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 just seemed shabby. Cracked plaster, dusty old furniture, some nice frescos but mostly amateur looking. Most paintings were average quality copies. The statues were not in very good shape. (To be fair, old art can't always be pristine.) In fact, it looked like random heads atop ill-repaired bodies. Most pictures online just show the exterior, but there was no access during my visit. At least the place was cheap- maybe 4 euro? Maybe worth a look see for palace enthusiasts, but don't expect much!
Written 23 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ian1811
Scotland, UK598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
First of all, be aware this place doesn't open till 1.30 in the afternoon! Apart from that well worth a visit to see the fabulous rooms of the palace. From the understated but still elegant stairs up to the ballroom throne room and others, you will not be disappointed. Go out onto the terrace and look at the building itself!
Written 27 July 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Daisy H
Ilminster, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
If your time is limited but you want to visit a museum and a church, these are the ones to choose. Only minutes away from Principe train station with the entrances on Via Balbi they are easily accessible. The Museo Reale is exquisite especially the Hall of Mirrors and the beautiful mosaic garden. The SS Vittore e Carlo not only has the wow factor it is tranquil and makes you stop and reflect. Just up the road a delicious ice cream can be enjoyed from Balbi GenetariaVia Balbi is a street in the historical centre of Genoa, named after the aristocratic Genoese Balbi family. It is one of the Strade Nuove built by the Genoese aristocracy during the Renaissance.
Written 24 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2011
Museo Palazzo Reale is a beautiful Palace built by two great Genovese families starting in 1618 by the Balbi family. In 1677 it was sold to the Dueres who expanded and completely renovated the Palace. In 1823 it was sold to the King of Savoy to be used as his private residence. Most items are from that period. The Palace is beautifully furnished and the brightly colored frescoes, sculpture and tapestries weaved with gold threads are amazing. Paintings are also well represented with 3 by Anton van Dyck, Giordano and Strozzi and several other artists. There is a very good web site www.palazzorealegenova.it in Italian; use Google to translate.
Palazzo Reale is an easy 5 minute walk from the Piazza Principe Train Station on Via Balbi. The entrance, ticket purchase desk and starting point are on the second floor, requiring a climb of 3 long staircases. I didn’t see any elevator. Entrance fee is just 4EU. Because the museum staff is so small, one person mans the desk while the other person walks groups through the Palace which depart about every ½ hour; it’s not a tour, it’s meant to keep people together so they can keep an eye on the collection, although they are happy to give you information. This makes the visit a bit rushed, as they try to get everyone through the Palace in ½ hour. One gentleman speaks English, the other staff speak Italian. In nearly every room there are information cards in English, French and Italian which point out the different important objects and are very helpful. On the lower floor of the building is the apartment that belonged to the Duke of Abruzzi and entrance is by reservation only. Palazzo Reale is open on Tues/Wed from 9-13:30 and on Thurs/Sun from 9-19:00. Closed on Monday. The first time I visited photography without flash was allowed however on this most recent visit, photography was not allowed. Their web site shows a café called MCafe, but I didn’t see it, possibly it’s only open in the summer. Don’t forget to visit the Gardens before you depart. This is a stunning royal Palace and certainly worth a visit! If you have any questions about it or what to do in Genova, feel free to contact me.
Written 12 January 2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Professional-Pilgrim
Alberta, Canada1,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This palace has one of the greatest collections of art in Europe. It cost practically nothing to see it, but allow plenty of time, if you want to see it all. The shop has some great souvenirs.
Written 25 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cheryl S
Greenville, MI19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
The Palace is a beautiful building with a great view of the port. The price is reasonable and it is close to the Hop on Hop off bus stop.
Written 30 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 263
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Museo di Palazzo Reale - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

All Genoa HotelsGenoa Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Genoa
All things to do in Genoa
Amusement Parks in Genoa
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire