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St. Peter's Basilica

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
No Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
from US$23.28*
No Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
from US$23.28*
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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
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Basilica di San Pietro is the largest basilica in the world and where the Pope himself officiates masses. It's a gorgeous building with splendid architecture and artwork. It also houses a crypts with the remains of popes and other royal people. The only setbacks...More

Thank Ely T O
Reviewed today via mobile

St Peter’s is a beautiful basilica. We had ‘skip the line’ access via the OMNIA card we purchased, and it saved us a huge amount of time queuing in the heat. Definitely recommended. The OMNIA Card also gets you access to a downloadable audio guide...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

A beautiful church full of religious artefacts. A peaceful spot to stop and contemplate the world, however not all visitors are that considerate and it can quite noisy at times.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed today

We visited here early on a Friday morning... we got in the queue around 9am, and were queuing for less than 45 minutes which didn't seem too bad. A beautiful place, we visited the Dome (10 euros to use the lift, 8 euros if using...More

Thank star8sky
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and St Peter Basilica and honestly this was our favourite part. Building is absolutely breathtaking. Entrance is free however the security lines to get in are quite long. We got lucky and we allowed right into the basilica...More

Thank Renee N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Vatican is always crowded. But some things in life are worth the wait. St Peter’s Basilica is one of those things. Particularly the Pieta. I am thankful for the chance to have been there.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very few words can describe this ancient building and the artwork inside Just go and see for yourself, my attempt at words to describe this amazing place would fail drastically

Thank Brent H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

WOW amazing place. Arrive early to avoid queues. Climb the dome if you can for fantastic views of Rome in all directions. Don't forget to send a postcard from Vatican city.

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Basilica took my breath away!!! It was absolutely fascinating to see the history and I would definitely recommend the queue skip!! If you purchase online you can find a decent "tour" for around 20 euros which includes an audio guide. Took approximately 3 hours...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed yesterday

Have to visit when in Rome, real must do. Tiring though as a lot of walking & always seemingly very, very busy. Can ge rather warm in there.

Thank Huw J
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Rose G
21 September 2018|
Response from chao t | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rose, since the basilica is free entry, there is no skip the line ticket. An option might be to contact the organizers of your museum tour to see if a) their museum tour includes a viewing of the basilica as well, since... More
19 September 2018|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
I would go on the Monday due to Sunday being the holy day. If you are not going into Museum not sure if there are any restrictions on dress. Inside museum and chapel you had to cover shoulders and knees.
10 September 2018|
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Response from Teamgreenmx | Reviewed this property |
You could easily spend a full day doing those three areas, it’s $10 per adult to go up in the lift at the dome, you still have 310 steps to climb when you get off the lift though. We used a company called “get your guide... More