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    Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini
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    Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Roma
Archaeological sites

 

Discovered by accident in 1936, the  Barberini Mithreum (a sanctuary dedicated to the Persian god Mithras) this, together with a similar example at St. Prisca, is a rare example of Roman depictions of the god Mithras. As is typical for this cult, it is  a rectangular room with a barrel vault and benches along the sides,  where a communal meal was shared. The room is inside a building which dates back to the second century AD although the room itself was used for religious purposes in the third century. Of great interest in this particular case, are the representations of the God slaying a bull, the various astrological symbols and ten small paintings, telling the story, almost in cartoon fashion, of Mithras himself.

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How to reach the site

Rome, Via delle Quattro Fontane 13

Metro: Line A stop Barberini 
Bus: n.52; 53; 56; 58; 60; 61; 95; 116; 175; 492; 590 
                 

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

+39 06 399 67 700

Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Roma

Coopculture

Ticket Office

Entrance only with guided tour or accompanist

Purchase your ticket

Call Center
  • +39 06 399 67 700 
    Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
    Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

     

Admission ticket

Full: € 5.50

Ticket and Admission Presale

Individuals
  • Required, € 2.00
Groups
  • Accompanist, reservation required, € 40.00 (up to 15 pax)

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Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Roma

Coopculture

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Didactic tours

Individuals
  • INDIVIDUAL GUIDED TOUR
    2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
    - timetable: 10.00AM
    - language: italian
    - participants: max 15 pax
    - duration: 1 hour
    - price: € 5.50
    - reservation: required
Groups
  • GUIDED TOUR
    2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
    - timetable: 9.00am and 11.00am
    - language: english, italian, french, german, spanish 
    - participants: max 15 pax 
    - duration: 1 hour 
    - price: € 130.00
    - reservation: required


    ACCOMPANIST
    2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
    - timetable: 9.00am and 11.00am
    - participants: max 15 pax
    - duration: 1 hour 
    - price: € 40.00
    - reservation: required
Schools
  • GUIDED TOUR FOR SCHOOLS
    3th Saturday of every month
    - timetable: 9.00am and 11.00am
    - participants: max 15 pax
    - duration: 1 hour 
    - price: € 130.00
    - reservation: required

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Mitreo di Palazzo Barberini

Roma

Coopculture

Hours

Open

The site is opened on 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month 

 

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