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San Pietro in Vincoli

Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
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"michelangelo's moses"
in 289 reviews
"st peter"
in 127 reviews
"peter's chains"
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"held st"
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"via cavour"
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"beautiful church"
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"famous statue"
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"julius ii"
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"small church"
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"on display"
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"worth the effort"
in 28 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 64 reviews
"sistine chapel"
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"jerusalem"
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"reliquary"
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Our tour group made a stop at this lovely small church. You come to see the statue of Moses by Michelangelo(spectacular) and the chains of St Peter. Very interesting. The church is located in a small square off the main track & the interior is...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small church with two amazing artefacts - St Peter's chains for those interested in this sort of thing; and an incredible Moses sculpture by Michelangelo. Has to be seen

Thank vmilman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited San Pietro in Vincoli many times and our guests are always impressed! It's off the beaten path but so close to the Coliseum that it's easy to add it to the itinerary when touring. Love the statue done by Michelangelo, too!

Thank RJS53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just Michelangelo's Moses is the reason to visit this church. Amazing. A masterpiece. Also, the church is quite nice and it is located in a very nice square.

Thank Aleph_999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iconic Moses statue - had thought the "horns" were supposed to be rays of light - they look exactly like horns. I did read that the horns may have been sculpted due to a mistranslation of the word for ray. A shame that such a...More

Thank RandiFayeC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is closed at lunch time so make sure you check the opening hour. Well worth the visit to see the beautiful Michelangelo's Moses, the tomb of Pope Julius II and St. Peter's chains.

Thank yokielisa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pope Julius II Tomb with the Michelangelo's Moses is well worth the trip to this church. The ceiling is amazing too. It's easy to find off the Metro. Take the Cavour stop on the B line. When you exit walk downhill about half a block...More

Thank sacfly1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is close to the Colosseum. San Pietro in Vincoli/ St. Peter in chains/ houses the chains that chained St. Peter. Inside the church is also a marble statue of Moses, work of famous Michelangelo. Do not miss to visit it.

Thank Jivko V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to see Michelangelo's work? Check (probably one of the reasons you came to Rome in the first place) Want to see the chains of St Peter? Check (who doesn't like religious relics by the way?) Want to see more frescoes? Check (and these are...More

Thank bas0921
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church was quaint and welcoming. It was not crowded at all when we went in the afternoon. There was no line at all to see the statue of Moses. And an added "bonus" was the chains that chained Peter in Jerusalem. Amazing foresight for...More

Thank Bella G
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M6869VMmargaretk
3 March 2018|
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Response from MillieMom | Reviewed this property |
There was no charge when I was there. It's a gorgeous church add to your list. You could make a donation but no charge.
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OneToughMommy
24 January 2018|
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Response from Kri_12 | Reviewed this property |
According to the tradition Elia Eudocia, mother of Eudossia, during a trip to Palestine in 442, you/he/she would have received from Giovenale Patriarca in Jerusalem as a gift, the chains that would have bound St. Pietro... More
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OneToughMommy
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Response from nelsonlaura | Reviewed this property |
I don't know when they are taken out. But I will say that they are very clearly visible through the glass when kneeling in front of the reliquary in which they are housed. (Exact opposite of say, Mary's veil in Assisi, which... More
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