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St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful church” (252 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (974 reviews)
“sheer size” (193 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 3731
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"beautiful church"
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"peter's basilica"
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"sheer size"
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"security check"
in 180 reviews
"st peter"
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"long line"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Been there done that.....Nice weather easy access. Too many street hawkers. ..too many tour sellers. Tours a ripoff at €32 per person.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed today

First off, please don't be the type of traveler who just goes to places because they are famous. Yes, it is always cool to be in a picture with something iconic but put your phone or camera away for more than half the time you...More

Thank Sterling E
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Reviewed today

From the moment you step into this magnificent Basilica it is simply mind blowing the sheer scale of it all. As soon as you walk in, on your right your are presented with one of Michelangelo finest work 'Pieta' The craftsmen ship around the Basilica...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

While we didn’t go in as we were too tired after the Vatican & the Sistine Chapel we sat down in the very busy St Pietros Square. The columns & fountains were awesome & the ambience lovely.....

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Reviewed today

If you will go to Rome, you have to meet Vatican. It is an amazing experience but you have to wait a few hours to the entrance.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don’t believe words could ever describe this master piece! The church has done an am ing job or preserving this structure and everything in it! This is the largest church on earth and it is truly a site to behold. It is a MUST...More

Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed yesterday

As you enter, one of the finest Michelangelo pieces, the Pieta, is immediately on your right and it sets the tone for the entire visit. The statues, paintings, altars, ceilings and walls are all stunningly beautiful. That beauty, coupled with the presence of the remains...More

1  Thank Al H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must-see site for any practicing Catholic who visits Rome. The lines for security are long and he crowds can be overwhelming, so it is worth it to be in line by opening time (07:30). The audio-video guide is not worth the money.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go to Vatican museums first and take the exit marked as for ‘tour guide groups’. Then you don’t have to wait in line. Otherwise go early morning or late afternoon.

Thank muppetj_XIV
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was our second visit and on that day there was an audience and we can see the pope on the big screen. Such a big place loads of walking and admiring

Thank bilkiss09
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fudgey16
25 April 2018|
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Response from Moses L | Reviewed this property |
*can't re enter. entry to the Bassilica is free. to climb it is an extra fee.
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Karen S
17 April 2018|
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Response from Pauline S | Reviewed this property |
We got to the Vatican museum quite early and did a tour. There is a lot to see and this is worth doing. From the Vatican museum, you have to pass through the Sistine Chapel to get into St Peter’s Basilica. There is a door at... More
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Nisha S
16 April 2018|
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Response from mike332005 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if you can do that We bought our tickets right at the window and we got them in five minutes. I wouldn’t bother to buy them on line, besides there is a lot to see there. Also we try to buy the tickets on line... More
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