Tickets for Mamertine Prison + Video Guide

A historical and archaeological treasure for over 3,000 years

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
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Opening hours
Today:  08:30 - 18:30
Monday:  08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday:  08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday:  08:30 - 18:30
Thursday:  08:30 - 18:30
Friday:  08:30 - 18:30
Saturday:  08:30 - 18:30
The tour with tablet takes about 1 hour
  • 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!

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Smartphone tickets accepted
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What's included
Access to the Mamertine Prison
Video guide

Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket office at least 10 minutes before your chosen timeslot.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket
Mamertine Prison (Carcer Tullianum Museo)
Clivo Argentario 1, 00186, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Tablets available in English, Italian and Spanish
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line B to Colosseum station + 10-minute walk
  • Bus: All lines to Piazza Venezia + 5-minute walk
Aug 10, 2019
Very interesting site to see especially when you have ever read about the Bible or believe in the Bible’s interesting to see the place where the greatest Disciple , an Apostle was locked before he was crucified....One of the oldest Prison about 3000years . Great experience with a video guide .
Thanks for the Management
Aug 1, 2019
It is amazing to be in the same room as st. Paul was when he wrote the letters to Timothy before he was beheaded. The upper floor is not that interesting to me. And the ipads is just a gimmick, you can also read most of the information from the iPad on the walls. A MUST for a Christian!
Jul 23, 2019
Very good tour! Videos guides were very informative.
Jul 14, 2019
One of the highlights of our trip to Rome... a must-see experience for Christians.
Jul 13, 2019
We arrived an hour early and the friendly staff were happy to allow us entry early.
Jul 5, 2019
This is very interesting for anyone interested in Biblical history!
May 23, 2019
What an incredibly beautiful experience! I marveled at the reverence and respect all visitors showed to this prison. There is a tender feeling there. Thank you for preserving this magnificent edifice! The employees at the prison were fantastic! Very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable.
May 8, 2019
Jul 3, 2018
Very little assistance and information from staff.
Process is not user- friendly.
Jun 26, 2018
The museum is neat but the video guide doesn't offer much to the experience.

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