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When to Visit the Monuments of Rome and How Much it Costs to Do so?

This is my list of monuments you’re going to visit in Rome. You have all the practical information with the location, price and timetables for 2019.

There are several things you need to know when you are going to travel to the Italian capital. This city has, only in the downtown area, 25 thousand places of cultural, historical or archaeological interest. And a lot of tourists through its streets. Today I want to share this practical information so that you know when to visit the monuments of Rome. A relation with the timetables and prices of the places you will want to visit in the city.

For me this kind of information is always very useful to organize the routes by days and get the most out of the destinations. Rome is a big city and quite chaotic by the way. So if you have little time or want to see as much as possible save this article among your favorites.

When to visit Rome’s monuments, prices and timetables
In this list of monuments of Rome I have included the most important and those that you will be able to see if you are at least 5 days in Rome. Keep in mind that the information is changing and updating over time and may vary slightly. It is important to reconfirm with the official website of the monument we want to visit. Although do not be surprised if sometimes you do not find that information or do not even have a website.

Another thing I want you to keep in mind when you go to visit the places with the most tourists in Rome is that you are going to find very long queues. My recommendation is that you always buy in advance the entrance to the museum, church or monument you want to go to.

On the first trip, when I bought the tickets, at the box office, I had to wait a long time in the queues. That’s why, on my second visit to Rome, the entrance to the Vatican and to the Forum and Colosseum was with an organized excursion. It’s the way to reduce waiting time. Also, as they are in Spanish you learn a lot of curious things about Rome.

I leave you with this list of times and prices of essential places for you to know when to visit the monuments of Rome. I have included the most important and representative, but if you want to have a more complete list you can have a look at this article I wrote about 50 things to see and do in Rome. Miguel also wrote another about plans in Rome in which he recommends the 10 places you should visit the first time in the capital of Lazio. I also have another one of excursions in Rome that you must do in your first time in the city.

Timetables and prices of the catacombs of Rome

In Rome there are thousands of tunnels dug under the ground. They are the tombs of thousands of martyrs, saints, pontiffs and ordinary people who died during the early years of Christianity. The most famous that can be visited are the catacombs of St. Callixtus. You have a tour of Christian Rome and catacombs with a stop at St. John Lateran and the catacombs of the Via Apia Antica to learn all the secrets of this place.

Hours: from 9:00 to 12:00 hours and from 14:00 to 17:00 hours.
Address: Via Antica.
Opening hours and prices of the Agripa Pantheon
The Agripa pantheon is the best preserved monument from Roman times. Since 608 AD it has become a Christian church. King Vittorio Emanuele and the painter Rafael are buried here. Admission is free, but if you want to know a lot of things about this monument you have a guided tour of Agripa’s Pantheon and its spectacular dome.

Pantheon Prices: Free visit with free entrance.
Pantheon hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:30. Sundays from 9:00 to 18:00.
Address: Plaza de la Rotonda.
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Opening hours and prices of St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican is the largest church in the world. In the visit you must include Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s Baldachin. It is essential to climb the dome, visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, as well as Bernini Square.

Prices: Entrance to the basilica is free of charge. Ascent to the dome: Elevator to the terrace and 320 steps on foot: 10€. Walk up (551 steps): €8. Reduced 5 €.
Timetable of the dome: From 1 October to 30 March: from 7.30am to 5pm. From 1 April to 30 September: from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Basilica opening hours: From 1 October to 30 March: from 7:00 to 18:30. From 1 April to 30 September: from 7:00 to 19:00. Online tickets: Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Spanish: Duration: almost 4 hours. Adult price: 55 € and from 6 to 12 years 35 €.
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Opening hours and prices Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Prices at the box office: Free visit to Museums and Sistine Chapel. General admission 17 €, reduced 8 €. Online booking fee +4 euros. With audio guide: +7 €.
Free: last Sunday of the month. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00-18:00 (last access 16:00). Last Sunday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (last access 12:30 p.m.), other Sundays closed. Closed every Sunday except the last Sunday of the month, 1 and 6 January, 11 February, 19 March, 22 April, 1 May, 29 June, 14 and 15 August, 1 November and 25 and 26 December. Half an hour before closing time you must start leaving the halls. The dome opens one hour later and closes one hour earlier.

Guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Spanish: Duration: almost 4 hours. Adult price: 52 €, from 13 to 17 years 47 €, from 6 to 12 years 39 € and from 0 to 5 years free. Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120. Vatican City.

Coliseum opening hours and prices
The Colosseum, the Forum and the Palatine are in the heart of ancient Rome. Of all the archeological remains highlight the arch of Titus, the temple of Saturn, the house of vestals, the gardens of the Palatine and of course the Colosseum.

Prices Coliseum and Forum: the entrance is joint for the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine.
Ticket price at the box office. Whole price: 12 €. Reduced admission: €7.50 for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU teachers. Free: Children under 18 years of age. School teachers (with a letter from the school certifying it as such – not valid for university teachers). With online booking: +2 €. Free: On the first Sunday of each month, admission is free for everyone. However, large queues are formed. With the Roma Pass or the Archeologia card you can enter the Roman Colosseum by jumping in line.

The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days from the first time you use it.
Timetable Coliseum and Forum:
Coliseum and Forum: Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Closed December 25 and January 1.
The ticket office closes one hour before the museum.
Buy your Coliseum ticket online: Guided tour of the Coliseum, Forum and Palatine. 3 hour tour in Spanish without queues. Adults 37 €, from 13 to 17 years 32 € and from 6 to 12 years 25 €. From 18 to 25 years old EU citizens: 34 €.

Roman and Palatine Forum timetables and prices

Forum prices at the box office: joint ticket for the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine. 12 €. Reduced admission: €7.50 for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU teachers. Free of charge: Children under 18 years of age. School teachers (with a letter from the school certifying it as such – not valid for university teachers). On the first Sunday of each month the entrance is free for everyone. However, large queues are formed. With the Roma Pass or the Archeologia card you can enter the Roman Colosseum by jumping in line. If you buy online by reservation, the Colosseum ticket costs 2 € more.
The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days from the first time it is used.
Forum Hours: Every day from 8:30 am to 7:15 pm. Closed 25 December and 1 January.
The ticket office closes one hour before the museum.
Buy your ticket online for Coliseum and Forum: Guided tour of the Coliseum, Forum and Palatine. 3 hour tour in Spanish without queues. Adults 37 €, from 13 to 17 years 32 € and from 6 to 12 years 25 €. From 18 to 25 years old EU citizens: 34 €.

Timetables and prices of the castle of Sant’Angelo

The Castle of San Angelo is the ancient mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Throughout history it has been a prison and has now been converted into a museum. You can do the guided tour of the Castle of Sant’Angelo and know many of the mysteries that hide this place. Many of them are linked to the parents.

Opening hours and prices of the Borghese Gallery

Prices of the Castle of San Angelo: Full price 14 € and reduced 7 €.
Opening hours of San Angelo Castle: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:30.
Address: Lungotevere castello 50
The Galleria Borghese is one of the most important museums in the city of Rome. It includes works by Bernini, Canova, Rafael or Carballo. It also has an important collection test cultures of antiquity. In this post of museums of Rome you have all the information of schedules and prices the Borghese Gallery and also of the Museums Capitolinos. To amortize your time you can buy the ticket with a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery of two hours in Spanish.

Prices of the Borghese Gallery: Full price 13 € and reduced 6,5 €.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Address: Plaza de Scipione Borghese, 5.

Opening hours and prices of the Thermal Baths of Caracalla

The Baths of Caracalla are the great complex of baths of the Roman era built under the mandate of this emperor can still see the ancient techniques for heating water and the bathing area. If you want to know many details of this meeting place of Roman society take a look at this tour of the Thermal Baths and Circus Maximus with priority access to the hot springs.

Prices: 6 € and 3 € the reduced rate.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:15. Mondays from 9:00 to 13:00 hours.
Address: Vía de las Termas de Caracalla, 52.
Timetables and prices of the Boca de la Verdad
The mouth of Truth is one of the many symbols of Rome. This sculpture has a diameter of 1.75 meters. It is dedicated to the God of the Sea and represents a masculine face with perforated eyes, nose and mouth. According to legend, the hand of those who do not tell the truth is eaten…

Prices: 2 €.
Opening hours: From 9:30 to 17:00 in winter and 18:00 in summer.
Address: Plaza della Bocca della Verità, 18.

Circo Massimo opening hours and prices
The Massimo circus is located between the Aventine and Palatine mountains. You can still see the ruins of what was the largest chariot racing stadium in ancient Rome. It had a capacity of 300,000 spectators.

Prices: no entrance required. Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm last entry at 3 pm. Friday on request at telephone 060608.
Address: Vía del Circo Máximo

Opening hours and prices of the monument Vittorio Enmanuelle

The monument of Vittorio Emanuele second kitchenware queen to the king who got building of Italy how much this monument is 135 meters wide and 75 meters high. The lower part there is a museum and you can also visit its terrace from which you have a panoramic view of Rome.

Prices: Full ticket € 10,00. Reduced: € 2,00 from 18 to 25 years old.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm. Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Address: Plaza Venecia.
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Opening hours and prices of the Templete de Bramante
Bramante managed to embody in this building the absolute idea of perfection. This work is considered to be the manifesto of Renaissance architecture. It is made of granite, marble and travertine. In the temple of San Pietro in Montorio is the headquarters of the Academy of Spain in Rome. Organization that promotes the Spanish culture in Italy.

Prices: Free entrance.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-18:00.
Address: Piazza San Pietro in Montorio, 3
Ara Pacis timetables and prices
The Ara Pacis dedicated to peace however to visit it you have to go to a museum. You can buy the ticket only to visit the altar or combined for the exhibition and the Ara Pacis.

Prices: General 10, 50 € and reduced 8,50 €. Children free until the age of 6. Entrance to Ara Pacis only. Ara Pacis museum combined ticket plus exhibition 17 € normal 13 € reduced.
Opening hours: every day from 9:30 to 19:30. The box office closes an hour before the 24th on 31st December 930 te hours. Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
Address: Lungotevere in Augusta.

How did you like this practical information to know when to visit the monuments of Rome?

I have included the most important and most visited by tourists such as the Forum, Colosseum or Vatican, but also sites such as the temple of Bramante, which are completely free. It only remains to say that if you have any doubt to buy the tickets for these monuments you only have to leave me a comment. I am delighted to help you and share it with other users.

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