Palazzo dei Papi

Palazzo dei Papi, Viterbo: Hours, Address, Palazzo dei Papi Reviews: 4.5/5

Palazzo dei Papi
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Popes' Palace is the most important monument of the city of Viterbo and it has become a symbol . It was built to mark the transfer of the headquarters of the Papal Curia in 1257 by Pope Alexander IV . Raniero Gatti strongly wanted this building and also built a large audience hall, now known as the "Hall of the Conclave" for the fact of having hosted the first and longest conclave history. Another characteristic part of the Palace of the Popes is the Loggia of the blessings (better known as the Loggia of the Popes) built in 1267: it overlooked the Pope coming from the Hall of the Conclave. Recently it reopened the sumptuous hallGualterio. The Palace is included in the tour circuit of the monumental Polo Colle del Duomo: free of charge with the purchase of the ticket is the audioguide in five languages (Italian, English, French, German and Spanish) that will accompany you in the discovery of all the areas you can visit.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Kate B
Kennedale, TX230 contributions
Oct 2019
I was not aware of the history of Viterbo before I travel to the city and I fell in love with the city. And this was one of the major reasons why I fell in love. The history of the building is fascinating. Well worth the trip.
Written September 4, 2020
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Supersap
Brussels, Belgium186 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Not very necessary to visit the Museum, if you are not very into Pope's history. Probably a nice look outside coul be enough.
And you can simply enjoy the surrounding nice Place and view.
Written August 4, 2020
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Studio Timografia
Venice, Italy231 contributions
Feb 2020
I wasn't planning on exploring Viterbo but a friend convinced me to make the trip and I'm glad I did. The quiet alleys lead me to the Palazzo dei Papi and it was pretty nice. Arriving early, I pretty much had the place to myself. A lot of history to soak in!
Written February 28, 2020
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Dimitri381
Antwerp, Belgium178 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It was interesting to learn that the idea of a conclave was born here. Just lock up the cardinals and wait until they found a solution. Would that work with politicians too ?
Written July 28, 2019
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Kate B
Kennedale, TX230 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I loved this site so much. It's easily accessible from the city center and worth it. I loved visiting this are. I loved seeing the history tied to it. It is amazing
Written July 21, 2019
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Muccu
Island of Malta, Malta70 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
The complex consisting of a lovely piazza with a fenestrated loggia looking out over the country side, the palace and the Cathedral are all very interesting and not on the popular tourist map , but together with the whole town (once so important as it was the papal seat) is crying for attention
Written July 6, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,775 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Constructed in the 13th century by order of Pope Alexander IV, he moved the papal seat here for about a quarter century. It became the location of the Curia, college of cardinals, who were tasked with electing the next pope. After lengthy delay and much consternation by the city's residents, they elected Pope Gregory here.
The palace is located on Piazza San Lorenzo along with the cathedral, the bell tower and the museum.
Written June 16, 2019
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Clody17
Milan, Italy90 contributions
May 2019 • Family
It is unbelievable to see the preservation of this building and the medieval area of san Pellegrino. The Popo left the Vatican only twice in history and one was to move to Viterbo for a while. This event made this town rich in stunning medieval architecture and not only. A must see.
Written May 29, 2019
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Jim H-M
Viterbo, Italy15 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This palazzo has been converted to a museum displaying memorabilia of the popes who lived here. The artifacts on display include vestments, illuminated bibles, and antiphonaries.
Written March 20, 2019
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Ultimate Family Travels
Deurne, The Netherlands256 contributions
May 2018 • Family
it is a magical place right at the heart o the city. it is amazing with a fantastic view and as many places in Lazio will make you feel the effort and ingenuity that took to build it and live it
Written February 26, 2019
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