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Palace of the Popes & Gardens: Entry Ticket

The largest Gothic palace in the world is just waiting to be explored!

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Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Audio guide: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Entrance to the Palace
Histopad available in 7 languages
Access to temporary exhibitions (if available)
Access to the gardens

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* A security check is in place at the entrance, short waiting times may occur * Large bags must be checked in

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Enjoy general admission to the Palace of the Popes, plus access to the Papal Palace Gardens. Please note, the gardens close one hour before the Palace.

  • Explore the majestic halls and chapels of this gargantuan gothic palace – the largest of its kind in the world!
  • Learn all about the life and work of the nine popes who called the palace home, then see their intimate personal quarters
  • Marvel at priceless murals and frescoes which use innovative techniques to tell timeless stories of prophecy and faith

There are palaces, and then there are palaces. This mammoth monument is the largest Gothic building in the world, and towers over the picture-perfect town of Avignon. Built by Pope John XXII (we suspect he had some help) in 1316, the Palais has hosted nine popes and countless monarchs and nobility over the years. Explore and discover this palatial piece of world history.

The 'Palace of the Popes' is officially the biggest building ever constructed during the Gothic period. When you consider this was the era of castles and fortresses, that means it's very big indeed – a testament to the sheer power and influence of the Catholic Church.

That majesty can still be felt today, and you can prepare for your jaw to drop as you explore the 25 stunning rooms. The Grande Audience Hall and Consistory are real showstoppers, while the Great Clementine Chapel has been the site of all manner of holy goings-on for hundreds of years. What's more, you'll get to see into the various private apartments where the popes lived, decorated in a naturalist style which would have been groundbreaking back in the day!

Of course, it wouldn't be a palace without some lavish decorations, and the walls and ceilings are covered with frescoes by Matteo Giovanetti and Simone Martini. It's a thrilling lesson in history as well as a living work of art, and it's also really, really big – what are you waiting for?

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Palais des Papes
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Palais des Papes
Place du Palais, 84000, Avignon
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
ALOIS,  Romania Romania
08 Sep 2023
Excellent! Everything goes perfect! We skip the line and visited the Palace and the garden very comfortable! No barrier!
Palace of the Popes & Gardens: Entry Ticket
Matthew,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
16 Oct 2023
Did the job - great service and easy to use !
Palace of the Popes & Gardens: Entry Ticket
Kim,  United States United States
22 Sep 2023
Pre-paid tix means you don't have to wait in 2 lines. Seamless entry process.
Palace of the Popes & Gardens: Entry Ticket

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