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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

Amazing! We were particularly taken with the tomb of St. John Paul and the incredible mosaics with such fine details they looked like paintings. The best part was our walk to the top of the cupola. My 9 and 11 year old were free...and for...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Just came back from a lovely trip to Rome. We visited St Peter's and luckily arrived early (before 10am). We queued for about 10 minutes to get through security then walked straight in. Do not buy a skip the queue ticket as the only queuing...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is massive and very pretty inside. Don’t be put off by the long queue outside, it moves pretty quickly. Don’t forget your scarfs or such like to cover shoulders or have knees uncovered - the security were checking as people were entering, although...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All of Rome is just history, as everyone knows. I have to let the pictures speak for the pure beauty of this historic city. Its a walking around museum. My first time in Europe, hopefully not my last.

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Reviewed yesterday

St. Peter's Basilica is unmissable. This is one of the largest churches that I have ever visited. In addition to being awed by the sheer majesty, the interior is also beautiful. Don't buy a Skip the Line ticket. We went at 3pm (after finishing Vatican...More

Thank algrant13
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely the most beautiful Basiilica there is. Such a beautiful blend of architecture and art and Michelangelo’s “Pieta” can’t be beat. We arrived after a tour of the Vatican around 5 pm and were able to walk right in.

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In a nutshell the Basilica blew away my expectations! The Vatican was good, yet extremely crowded, the Basilica allowed more space with plenty to see. Be sure to take time to tour The Crypt... amazing!

Thank Antonio P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful Basilica. You can pray at the tombs of previous popes, some of whom are on display. Pay a little extra and walk or take a lift to the roof of the Basilica. The views of the gardens and city are amazing.

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Reviewed yesterday

Take your time and really take in the experience. The sculptures are impressive almost real life like. the floors are intriguing. The pillars are overwhelming. The whole things was jaw dropping.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see and a free attraction for all. We opted for the skip the line pass as the queue was massive and didn't want to wait. Religious or not this place is amazing the detail in everything in there is a must...More

Thank bingham1985
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dcalianno
12 July 2018|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
No, you don’t need a ticket for the Mass. if the Pope is in residence and will give an audience, then you will need to go through security- I would give yourself an hour before mass to clear security. 30 minutes otherwise
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Jennifer G
6 July 2018|
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Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
4 hrs early is better so you can find better seats..
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29 June 2018|
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