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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (252 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (974 reviews)
“sheer size” (193 reviews)
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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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+39 06 6988 3731
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"beautiful church"
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"peter's basilica"
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"sheer size"
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"awe inspiring"
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"worth the wait"
in 208 reviews
"security check"
in 180 reviews
"st peter"
in 161 reviews
"guided tour"
in 502 reviews
"dress code"
in 190 reviews
"long line"
in 203 reviews
"visit rome"
in 165 reviews
"skip the line"
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"take your time"
in 197 reviews
"queue"
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"architecture"
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"pieta"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of my favorite places on earth. Highly recommended. Try to find time for prayer, holy mass or confession.

Thank _ud0v_tg
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Reviewed today via mobile

It takes your breath way. Fast track all the way. Never seen anything like it in my life. How the workman achieved the detailing is beyond me wow !!!

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Reviewed today

Architecture is simply stunning. Not very much time to look around & certainly no time to go inside. Lines were 2 1/2 hours long, however still stunning to see.

Thank Linda K
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Never seen anything as grand as st peters. Must see if traveling to Rome Dress code applies Reccomend a guided tour , the tour guides actually explain what your looking at.

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Reviewed yesterday

Aside from being the seat of Catholicism, this basilica is a masterpiece of art and architecture. Inside you'll find works of masters like Michelangelo, Bernini, et al. Don't forget the famous Pieta' of Michelangelo and the dome designed by the same artist, as well as...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It holds the popes chair which is absolutely beautiful and breath taking. It’s one of the biggest churches in the world and the most remarkable church we’ve seen while in Italy 🇮🇹.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really beautiful visit. Not as crowded as the Vatican museums or the Sistine Chapel. Visitors seemed more respectful here.

Thank DowntownGBrown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If your planning on visiting both the Vatican museum and St Peter's. It is highly recommended you go book a tour through the Vatican website and check out the museum first. This is well worth it as there is lots to see and guides are...More

1  Thank Moses L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth standing in the quee. Very hot ( have some water with you . Hat. Be sure you not wearing shorts and sleeveless top. Have some cover for shoulder. Lots of security check. Sunday visit. No point coming early in the morning as basilica is...More

1  Thank Joanna P
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A classic. Good sized crowds but mostly not bad in April. Wanted to go down to the tombs, but ran out of time and very crowded. The tombs did not allow photos, but not a surprise. Very ornate.

Thank Tim M
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Karen S
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Response from Pauline S | Reviewed this property |
We got to the Vatican museum quite early and did a tour. There is a lot to see and this is worth doing. From the Vatican museum, you have to pass through the Sistine Chapel to get into St Peter’s Basilica. There is a door at... More
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Nisha S
15 April 2018|
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Response from mike332005 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if you can do that We bought our tickets right at the window and we got them in five minutes. I wouldn’t bother to buy them on line, besides there is a lot to see there. Also we try to buy the tickets on line... More
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jolie q
11 April 2018|
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Response from passionflora | Reviewed this property |
Get an early morning ticket to the Vatican museum. When you've finished going through the museum, exit through the Sistine Chapel. You can take a shortcut to the basilica. The guards at the Sistine Chapel will show you... More
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