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NOTE:  The following changes took effect as of 1 July 2015*: 

Opening Hours to the Excavations:

From Monday to Saturday, 09.00-12.30 & 15.00-18.00
Last entrance to the excavations at 12.00 & 17.30

On Sundays and State Holidays, 12.15-18.00 
Last entrance to the excavations at 17.30

Last entrance to the excavations will be 30 minutes before closing.

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Admission price:

Adults (Regular price)  – € 10,00 per person

Children under the age of 16 accompanied by their parents  – free

Children under the age of 16 NOT accompanied by their parents (Reduced price) – € 5,00 per person

Students up to 26 years of age with a Student I.D. (Reduced price) – € 5,00 per person

*N.B. Prices were last changed in 2006.


All visitors to the Basilica are requested to wear appropriately modest attire, turn off all cellphones, and comport themselves with the respect appropriate to a this sacred place.

For the safety of pilgrims and visitors, the excavations are fitted with closed circuit security cameras.

Photography is not allowed in any part of the excavations.