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San Pietro in Vincoli

#45 of 2 034 things to do in Rome
Open Now: 08:00 - 12:20, 15:00 - 18:00
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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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Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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Reviewed 5 days ago

OK, I will admit, my sole reason for wanting to visit San Pietro in Vincoli was to see the famous sculpture of MIchelangelo. And seeing it, I felt almost as if my entire trip to Rome was justified - the sheen of the marble, the...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful basilica though the chains of St. Peter are sobering to any visitor. This was a free attraction and simply worth a visit. its only a few minutes from the Coliseum.

Thank RickD774
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Peter in Chains, in Rome, was the last church of so many we visited during our Gate 1 Tour of Italy last month. It was part of our "Rome's Hidden Treasures" tour. When I asked Nina, our local guide, what was unique about this...More

Thank travelingrandmere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was most impressed at being able to walk in off the street to see this delightful church and right on front of you is a Michelangelo marble of Moses. No entrance fees, queues to get in. It's just there. Impressive.

Thank bemusedtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick tips: most importantly, it closes over lunchtime, from 12:20-3:00, so don't go then. It can be approached easily from the Colosseum, or up some steepish steps from Via Giovanni Lanza. For (at least) 20 years there have been scam artists outside trying to get...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Peter in Chains is an odd name for a church, but there is so much history within the walls. The church is tucked away up side alleys and stairs, but it worth the trek to find it! Inside you will be amazed at Michelangelo's...More

Thank sami678
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Moses is one of the greatest works of art by Michelangelo. It is worth a visit. The church itself is very interesting. The location is also beautiful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Magic place, just behind the Fori Imperiali, where Christian history is keeping a very important treasure, made by ancient pieces and art masterpieces of Michelangelo. TOP.

Thank Luca D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice add-on to a trip to the coliseum and Roman forum area. Church as a sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo as well as chains thought to have bound St Peter. There are signs that will help find this church that is very close to coliseum...More

Thank emcat1
Reviewed 10 August 2018

this unassuming church not only contains the Michelangelo masterpiece of Samson but also the chains which boud St Peter. Despite these treasures the church appears very quiet and you can spend as much time as required just admiring the marble

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nicolae g
25 May 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
According to the sign outside the church eucaristic celebrations are weekdays @8 & 12. Assume music is being played. Festivals are @ 9 & 11.
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.
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