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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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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the dome. Needless to say, this place is the must visit. I recommend using elevator first for children, elders, and people who have no time or don't like to sweat a lot. Because you will gonna meet another adventure climbing to the top of...More

Thank fluiday
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was fortunate enough to visit St Peter’s when there was mass. To say it is stunning is a complete understatement. This is the most beautiful building I have ever been in. Words can’t express how beautiful it is. And it is vast also! A...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic to see in person - absolutely stunning architecture and art within. Also recommend climbing the dome for views of Rome (but only for those who are fit enough, as quite a climb, even with the lift, and can be claustrophobic in spots, so be...More

Thank Niamh R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excited and overwhelmed when I set my feet here. The place were so popular with Christian tourist. I never thought I would be here. Recommeded for all. You will love it.

Thank nakedbrown
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whilst the building itself is stunning the surrounding area is only just bearable. It is a shame that this area is so dodgy. If you're planning to see inside allow a lot of time. I've seen it now, probably won't return.

Thank SACountry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like a lot of people visit here, we also amazed by the maginficent of Vatican... we go on foot (not elevator) to the top of the dome. Go on foot you can experience going up 80m by walk... And it was almost sunset so it...More

Thank sismeld
Reviewed 2 days ago

St Peter's Basilica is truly breathtaking, humbling, and will definitely ground you in so many ways. The sheer volume of this place is overwhelming....The letters inside that you see all around you are 9 feet in height, in order to have an idea of the...More

Thank Darla E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible building, long queues to get in with airport style security but the queue moves quickly! Free entry but you have to pay to go to the top on the Dome. Well worth the huge climb for incredible views.

Thank jennief87
Reviewed 2 days ago

St Peters Basilica is the holy land for Catholics. The vision is a religious experience. Once you enter the city and just see the beautiful building you are silenced into awe. Upon entering the Basilica, the feeling of peace surround you. The astounding beauty and...More

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic. Inside this building is cavernous and will leave an impression me for the rest of my life. Free to enter, but at peak times a large queue, it is definitely worth it - one of Europe’s true must see buildings.

Thank Liam B
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suzanne s
13 October 2017|
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Response from Rachael G | Reviewed this property |
We actually paid for a guided tour which cut out the queues.... though there was still queuing ... and it was 45 Euro per head. But you have to set this in the context that you get comprehensive information about Vatican... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Yes do it. Unless you plan to make another visit in the near future you should see as much as you can to take advantage of the time you are there.
9 October 2017|
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Response from RandRCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Definitely don't miss taking a tour of the museum and Sistine chapel. If your audience is in the afternoon or later morning , I would book a tour before the museum opens to the public in the morning. We went early and had no... More