Palazzo Te

Palazzo Te, Mantua: Hours, Address, Palazzo Te Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
Palazzo Te è un edificio monumentale situato a Mantova. E' stato costruito tra il 1524 e il 1534 su commissione di Federico II Gonzaga, secondo un progetto di Giulio Romano, allievo prediletto di Raffaello. Oltre al complesso architettonico il maestro manierista è l'autore anche di tutto l'impianto decorativo del Palazzo. Oggi Museo civico della città, è anche sede della Fondazione di Palazzo Te, già Centro internazionale d'arte e di cultura di Palazzo Te dal 1990, istituzione che organizza mostre d'arte antica e moderna ed eventi culturali.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Patrick S
Bologna, Italy565 contributions
An Extraordinary Museo. Definitely worth a visit.
Oct 2020 • Couples
We didn’t expect this museum to live up to the hype, but it greatly exceeded expectations. The art is as inspirational as anywhere else we’ve seen throughout Italy.
Written 3 November 2020
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Jean-Paul B
Loule, Portugal75 contributions
A must to be visited in Mantua
Sep 2020
Splendid palace of the 16th century with tremendous and well preserved frescos from Giulio Romano. We enjoyed the horses room, the Psyche room and especially the very impressive Giant room.
Written 25 September 2020
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JVR77
St Albans, UK108 contributions
Unmissable
Sep 2020
The palace is hugely impressive architecturally and artistically. We were not disappointed by the famous Sala dei Giganti, which illustrates the fall of the giants, as related in Ovid's Metamorphoses. I think the weird cavelike feel of the room and the crude but terrifying giants will haunt me forever. The palace is interesting and unusual for Italy in that virtually all the art is derived from mythology rather than the Bible or Catholic tradition, with the only biblical theme being David with emphasis on Goliath and Bathsheba rather than the Psalms. Definitely not to be missed.
Written 22 September 2020
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elwoodvogt
Vigevano, Italy34 contributions
Extensive palazzo in a beautiful park outside the city centre
Jul 2020
We enjoyed walking around Palazzo Te. The room ceilings, in particular, are worth viewing. There is a lot to see and it can take several hours. The palazzo is set in a large park away from the city centre, but parking is very accessible. When we visited in July 2020, there were few other people.
Written 12 August 2020
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Andrew D
Milan, Italy137 contributions
Amazing palazzo
Aug 2020
Another fantastic palazzo that seems to be off the the radars of guide book writers. Like Palazzo Ducale, simply one amazing room after another.
Written 1 August 2020
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Peter C
Canterbury, United Kingdom69 contributions
Giants!
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Palace is on the site of the former stables. The Duke used to give a horse to favoured friends & and the hall with frescos of horse's is unique. All of the Palace rooms are remarkable but the hall of giant's is the best. The secret garden room is also beautiful.
Written 8 January 2020
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bobandrewsjr
Orinda, CA213 contributions
Spectacular palace, but avoid the audio guide!
Dec 2019
Definitely worth visiting and some amazing architecture, but they had the worst audio guide I have ever heard. So much detail about the art with almost nothing about the history of the palace or any stories that would bring it alive. Save your 5 euros and either hire a human guide or just read the write-ups in the various rooms.
Written 15 December 2019
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cynthia158
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
The Best Thing to See in Mantua
Nov 2019
Palazzo Te is an amazing over the top palace with every room adorned with frescos. Many drawings are erotic and even pornographic. Some are off-limits to those under 18. A fascinating insight into how the Gonzaga dukes lived. Even better is the fact the museum has information in English, a rarity in Mantua. With your ticket, you can also get into Palazzo Sebastian, which has many artworks.
Written 29 November 2019
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Eleonora C
London, UK22 contributions
Photographs
Mar 2019
Palazzo Te is wonderful and I took many photos. does anyone know if I can use a few of my photos in a book I am writing. Of course I would acknowledge Palazzo Te. Thank you.
Written 4 November 2019
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TEllieG
Witham, UK84 contributions
Lots of art
Oct 2019 • Couples
Interesting visit. Some spectacular displays from the average to the weird and wonderful. The giants room is impressive as is the grotto.
Written 29 October 2019
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  • Mon - Mon 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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