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St. Peter's Basilica

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You book this through the Ufficio Scavi office (find on-line). Try to book for an early visit. We went at 9.30. The tour is 90 mins. It takes you under the Basilica where recent excavations during WWII found the Roman City of the Dead. Constantine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an absolutely amazing building on this inside and out! Walking up to it is breathtaking! Even just walking into the foyer your blown away by the craftsmanship of the brickwork and the flooring. Truly is beautiful, no trip to the Vatican would be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

If you get tickets to Vatican Museums, you will automatically go to Sistine Chapel at the end, and then you can walk directly into St. Peter's. There is no need to stand in line separately. And if you get a Museums tour or Gardens Tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katherine F
Reviewed yesterday

Let’s start with the queues, you must join a long line of people, pass through a security system (Airport like), and then are admitted to the Church of St Peters, this took us some 35 minutes in November (I believe we were lucky). Queues can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Of the numerous churches I visited while in Rome, it’s tough not to rank St. Peter’s Basilica as the most beautiful. The art inside and out is astounding. The only negative is the amount of crowds. We were inside by about 9:45am, which helped minimize...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, this attraction is a must visit. It is just impossible to describe the beauty and richness of this place. Amazing art work in every nook and corner of this place. This place is filled with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is impossible to describe the beauty and richly decorated art work and sculpture of this church. I will attach many photos to give you a feel of the atmosphere. I took over 100 photos, but cannot attach all of them. We were with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am surprised about how this affected me being here, it was spiritual in an understated way and the most humbling way to start my Christmas celebrations, it reminded me of what it's all about.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 471beverlyh
Reviewed 3 days ago

ook te tour of the basilica and was not disappointed, very informative and all of the wonders explained in great detail, a must do whilst visiting, very spiritual a moving

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Antonio F T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amzing place ...filled with so much history . There is no charge for this and the queues werent too bad but can be very long in summer .it v beautifull in the basilica and the popes tombs are amazing but at night the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Odyssey725063
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Response from DoolinTrip2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was there on 14th, nice day so Mass was held outside instead of inside. Picked up my tickets 1 day before at Swiss Guards, no name necessary even though I did have confirmed fax request for ticket. 1st come, 1st... More
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5 November 2018|
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Response from LIsaRizzo | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the audio guide as we could view the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica at our own pace
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5 November 2018|
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Response from sharonbB3175TW | Reviewed this property |
We payed extra for the official audio guide and it was worth it as it gave background information. Vatican museum states Chinese is available. Email them. Here is official email for the Vatican Museums info.mv@scv.va... More
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