Barcelona Turisme

Exhibition Annibale Carracci -Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

From 6,00 €

The Frescoes from the Herrera chapel


For the first time in Barcelona, you can see the surviving fragments of Carracci’s frescoes that once decorated the walls of the Herrera chapel in Rome.


In the 17th century, the banker Juan Enríquez de Herrera built a chapel in the church of San Giacomo degli Spagnoli in Rome, dedicated to Saint Didacus of Alcala, to whom he had prayed to cure his sick son.

He commissioned Carracci, the most in-demand painter of his day, to paint the frescoes inside the chapel. However, Carracci fell ill and was unable to continue and the work was completed by one of his assistants.

When the church fell into disrepair, the frescoes were removed to prevent them from deteriorating. Since then, they have been stored in three locations: the MNAC in Barcelona, the Prado in Madrid and the church of Santa Maria in Montserrato in Rome.
Now you can see these frescoes – Carracci’s final and least-known works – displayed together for the first time.

What does your booking includes ?:
  • Entry to the exhibition Annibale Carracci. The Frescoes from the Herrera Chapel.
  • Entry to the Gothic, Renaissance and baroque galleries.

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