Opening hours Papal Basilicas of Rome

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Here you can find the Opening hours Papal Basilicas of Rome – St. Paul outside the walls – St. John in the Lateran – Santa Maria Maggiore – an overview.

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Opening hours Papal Basilicas – St. Paul outside the walls

A security control is located at the entrance to the Basilica. The site of the Basilica as well as the adjacent branch of the children’s Hospital Bambino Gesù belong to the territory of the Vatican City State.

Opening hours Papal Basilicas of Rome
Bridal couple in front of St. Paul’s Basilica outside the walls

The Basilica is open year-round 7 am – 6:30 pm, admission is free.

The cloister is open from 9 am to 6 pm, admission costs 4 euros.

In the complex of the Basilica, you’ll find a souvenir shop, a bar, sanitary facilities and a letter-box of the Vatican Post.

All areas of the Basilica are accessible for wheelchair users.

How to get to St. Paul outside the walls

Bus 23 to St. Peter, bus 792 to the Basilica of St. John, Metro line B station San Paolo

Opening hours Papal Basilicas – St. John in Lateran

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The Basilica of St. John in the Lateran baptistery

Basilica 7 am – 6:30 pm

Sacristy 8 am – 12 pm and 4-6 pm

Cloister 9 am – 6 pm

Baptistery 7 am – 12:30 pm and 4-7 pm

Museum of the Basilica 10 am – 5:30 pm

After the security check, you will find an information office of Vox Mundi, which offers audio guide right at the entrance of the Basilica. It is open from Monday to Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm. It is closed on Sunday.

Restrooms are located on the left side in the Basilica.

How to get to the Basilica of St. John

Metro line A station San Giovanni, tram line 3 (station Trastevere – pyramid – Coliseum – St. John – Basilica Holy Cross in Jerusalem, Basilica of St. Lawrence, Zoo) bus 81 (direction Risorgimento to Celio, Colosseum, Bocca della Verità, Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona, Saint Peter’s Basilica), bus 218 (to the catacombs and sanctuary Divino Amore), bus 714 (towards Termini station to Santa Maria Maggiore), bus 792 (to St. Paul).

Opening hours Papal Basilicas – Santa Maria Maggiore

Basilica 7 am – 6:45 pm

Sacristy 7 am -12:30 pm and 3 pm (public holiday 3:30) 6:30 pm

Museum 9 am – 6:30 pm

Rosary daily at 5:25 pm

Confirmations almost every Saturday at 4 pm from October to June.

How to get to the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore

10 minutes walk from the main train station Termini, stop of the hop on hop off buses

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