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Tickets for Mamertine Prison with Multilingual Audio Guide

A historical and archaeological treasure for over 3,000 years

Provider:
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
Registered address: via della Pigna 13/a, 00186, Rome, IT
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Duration: 1h
Audio guide: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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Live guide: English, Italian, Spanish
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What's included

Access to the Mamertine Prison
Downloadable Multingual Audio Guide
  • Visit Rome's oldest prison in the evocative Via dei Fori Imperiali and walk in the footsteps of shunned emperors and kings
  • Learn about the miraculous actions of St. Peter, who was once a prisoner at Mamertine
  • Discover the fascinating history of the prison with a special video guide

Jump back in time in the creepy innards of the Mamertine Prison and uncover the history of this spooky space. Skip the line and learn about the doings of Saint Peter and uncover the fate of shunned Roman emperors and kings, along with a special video guide accompaniment.

He may have been a Saint, but Peter wasn't immune to imprisonment. Once inside Mamertine however, it's said that he made water spring from the rocks and used it to baptize other inmates, jailers and visitors!

There was just no holding him back.

Rather than be lowered into a cell through the ceiling like Peter and the shunned emperors and kings who also endured this gloomy place, you'll skip the line and take the stairs.

Enjoy an educational video guide on the history of this fascinating part of Via dei Fori Imperiali, which is also the oldest prison in Rome!

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket office at least 10 minutes before your chosen timeslot.
  • In order to obtain the audio guide for the Mamertine Prison, please download the Vatican&Rome App from AppStore or PlayStore

Getting There

  • Metro: Line B to Colosseum station + 10 minute walk
  • Bus: All lines to Piazza Venezia + 5 minute walk
Mamertine Prison
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Mamertine Prison (Carcer Tullianum)
Clivo Argentario, 00186, Rome
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  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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3 reviews
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Anonymous
21 Jan 2024
Terrible
It says it takes an hour to do. We was in there 10 minutes tops. It’s basically just two rooms. We didn’t enjoy it and wish we hadn’t wasted our money.
Mamertine Prison with Multilingual Audio Guide
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Anonymous
29 Sep 2023
Excellent
The entry into the ancient prison went very well without problems. The desk staff at the gate scanned my printed ticket and I was allowed in. There was no actual guide present and I experienced...
The entry into the ancient prison went very well without problems. The desk staff at the gate scanned my printed ticket and I was allowed in. There was no actual guide present and I experienced difficulty downloading the audio guide app, so basically I had no guide. However, there were plenty of written explanations of the prison (history and construction etc.). It was a great privilege to be there and see this site.
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Cintia,  Portugal Portugal
24 Jan 2024
Excellent
Muito fácil para visitar. Sem problema nenhum. Achei muito fácil e evitei filas
Mamertine Prison with Multilingual Audio Guide

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