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Carcere Mamertino

Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Clivo Argentario 1 | Campitelli, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Just a warning that it could be closed

We didn't get to go in because there is some sort of construction so THIS IS NOT A REVIEW BUT MORE OF AN ADVISORY TO CHECK THE STATUS. The church above was quite peaceful. Hope... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Interesting piece of history. Entry is now 10 Euro which now includes a small museum tour with an interactive tablet which we basically spent less than ten minutes walking through before heading down to the prison itself. There are some images that remain from long ago which were very interesting. Standing down in the prison makes you wonder how many... More 

Thank David B
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Oh, where to start... Well, the staff were all quite rude. Some even blatantly ignored us. It was 5 euros each with a student discount and the Roma Pass (It is usually 10) which was still not worth it. All there is is two rooms with very repetitive information and a tiny dungeon room down bellow. The whole experience took... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It was very moving to be in this prison where the Apostles Paul and Peter were held captive for their faith. It was the last prison that they would see before they would be martyred. It is a must see if visiting Rome.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

It is impressive to contemplate the final days of Peter and Paul in this dungeon next to the magnificence of the Roman Forum and recognize that the Roman Empire has crumbled, whereas the religion promoted by Peter and Paul is covering the earth. A must see for Christians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This site holds special interest for Christians. Entering the chamber where Paul was possibly imprisoned was a highlight of my trip to Rome. If you're not interested for those reasons, you may not be interested at all. People seem to have trouble locating it for some reason. It's basically behind the Altare Della Patria (Alter of the Fatherland) which is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Historical prison with some well known and famous names (Jugurtha, Vercingetorix, st peter, st paul...etc) worth a visit. the price is 10 euros for adults and free for kids

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

While visiting the Roman forum area in 2011 I stumbled upon this unique site, where St. Peter and St. Paul were believed to have been incarcerated before their martyrdoms. The space is partly historical, partly legendary. If you’re a stickler for historical facts, you won’t appreciate the mysticism of the place. If you’re open to viewing history metaphorically, then who... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

There is a lot of construction and the Mamertine Prison was closed. It is at the end of the Roman Forum by the Septimus Arch. Even though the Prison was not open, the church was accessible and the porch of the church is a perfect location to take pictures of the Roman Forum and the arch.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to go in because there is some sort of construction so THIS IS NOT A REVIEW BUT MORE OF AN ADVISORY TO CHECK THE STATUS. The church above was quite peaceful. Hope you will be able to see it.

Thank HI_Traveller_12
Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I'm sure most people conjure up an image of gray stone walls, steel bars and chains when thinking of Mamertine Prison. If you are looking for that, you will walk right by this somewhat architecturally pleasing façade. In the northwestern end of the Roman Forum, by the Arch of Septimius Severus and Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina are the... More 

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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