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San Pietro in Vincoli

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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our stop here. An off-the-beaten-path church, and yet housing an incredible Michelangelo sculpture (the Moses) as part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. (Apparently Michelangelo preferred sculpture to fresco painting, but was prevented from completing this particular sculpture until he finished the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 907blaked
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church to see the spectacular Moses by Michelangelo and the chains of St Peter's. The church is within walking distance from the Coliseum and admission is free. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally worth visiting, the details of the church, the sculptures, the history of the place is just a place not to be missed

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maria del Carme... Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Near Coliseum, after a short walk you have the opportunity to visit San Pietro in Vincoli temple The building needs some restauration, but in its austerity you can feel some kind of greatnees. And the fabulous Moses of Michelangelo makes the visit a must.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank espaie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little church near Roman Forum (but a lot of steps to get to it). Free admission - worth seeing if in the area. 15-20min max. The Michelangelo Moses is worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Darryl R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a vigil Mass since we were flying home to the US on a very early flight on a Sunday and killing two birds with one stone (Mass and Michelangelo's Moses) accomplished that. The major artifact here is the sets of chains used...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jms_got_here_too_lat
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We booked this optional tour while on a guided tour in Rome. We visited this church and also went to walk through some ancient catacombs after our visit to this church. Michangelo's Moses is a major work of art and it is amazing to look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank lamarbradley
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The church is located 5 minutes walk from the colosseum in rome, home of the beautiful statue of moses by michaelangelo and the chains of san petrus. Amazing beautiful church. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank sammy1420
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The church is beautiful, but the Moses is so lifelike and muscular is is spectacular! This is as close to eye level you can get to Michelangelo's statues, just breathtaking! It is part of the tomb of Pope Julius ll. This is walking distance from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MamaMia796
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Just a 5-10 minute walk from the Coliseum is an incredible sculpture of Moses by Michaelangelo in this church. I stood and looked at it for about ten minutes, it's that amazing. Read up on it beforehand, because that helped me. The church also houses...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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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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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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