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Graham,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
19 Aug 2022
Fantastic guided tour of gardens well worth the visit. Interesting self guided tour of the Palace 1st floor and guided tour of popes apartments on second floor
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Sheena,  Ireland Ireland
10 Dec 2022
Very beautiful place and guards escorting us were brilliant
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Raaya,  Israel Israel
14 Oct 2022
The palace was nice, there was not clear that the tickets don't include the gardens whixh are must see if you're there so we had to buy the tickets for the gardens seperately.
Apostolic Palace: Pontifical Residence of Castel Gandolfo - Entrance & audioguide

About: Papal Palace & Gardens of Castel Gandolfo

The Pontifical Villas, commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in the 17th century as a papal country residence, are located 25 km south of Rome in the fairy-tale town of Castel Gandolfo. The property was first opened to the public in 2014 and spans 55 hectares, including the palace and the massive gardens built into the 2,000 year old ruins of Emperor Domitian's residence.

Tuesday 08:30 - 14:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 14:00
Thursday 08:30 - 14:00
Friday 08:30 - 14:00
Saturday 08:30 - 17:30
Sunday Closed
Monday 08:30 - 14:00
Papal Palace & Gardens of Castel Gandolfo
Piazza della Libertà, 00073, Castel Gandolfo
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