Apostolic Palace

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General Information

The Apostolic Palace is the palace building in the Vatican City that is the official residence of the Roman Catholic Pope. Construction of the palace took place mainly between 1471 and 1605. It is a fairly dominant building that can be seen from St. Peter's Square. The palace contains the Papal Apartments, offices of the Roman Catholic Church and Holy See, chapels, Vatican Library, museums and art galleries.

Getting there

The palace is situated in the Vatican City, which is surrounded by Rome. The 19 tram stops on the edge of the Vatican City, from the ‘Risorgimento’ stop, the palace is a short walk away. The 23 and 492 buses also stop a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

Certain areas of the palace are open for people to tour, 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday. Admission is set at 11 euros for adults and 5 euros for concessions.

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  • Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City, Vatican City
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  • +39 06 6988 3860

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