Mithraeum & Church of St. Prisca ~ Parocchia di Santa Prisca

About the Mithraeum & Church of St. Prisca

This church was devoted to Saint Prisca, who was a 1st Century Martyr. The original church was built in the 4th or 5th century, however it underwent a major restoration in 1660. Fresco paintings, by Antonio Tempesta, are still visible in the crypt where Saint Prisca rests. Historical documents indicate that the original building on this plot of land belonged to Trajan, prior to him becoming Emperor. The Mithraeum was discovered in 1934 by the Augustinian Catholic Fathers, in which many paintings and fragments of fresco paintings were found. 

General Information

Address: Via di Santa Prisca, 8, 00153, Rome

Telephone: +065743798


Ticket Prices




Everyone: €5.50

Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Church

Telephone: +390639967700 

Online (Highly Recommended)

*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.

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Public Transportation

Metro B – Circo Massimo Stop

Tram 3 – Aventino/Albania Stop

The Church is approximately a 10 minute walk from the tram stop.

The Metro is further than the Tram stop. 

Hours of Operation


Inquire at the church for opening times.


10 am for Individuals – 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Monday

*Closed during the month of August.

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Useful Information

The Mithraeum is not accessible for those with mobility issues.

Dress conservatively – thin strapped shirts and short shorts are prohibited. As an alternative, carry a scarf to cover your shoulders and legs while visiting the Basilica.

There are many vendors around Rome that sell cheap scarves.