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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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“beautiful church” (268 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 18:30
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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Reviewed today via mobile

You cannot go to Rome and not go to St. Peter's Basilica. I'd recommend booking a tour so you can skip the queues and also receive the added commetary which enhances the experience. Amazing architecture and history throughout. Jaw dropping!!

Thank Robin N
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Reviewed today

Entrance to get in is free... Basilica is just masterpiece, beautiful chapels.. but very crowded.. i would recommend to go on the top of St. Peter's Basilica Dome to see breathtaking view of Vatican City and Rome, entrance in not free and you can choose...More

Thank Mateusz S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We prebooked skip the line tickets for this fr €60 and it was completely a waste as our time was 8.45 and there is no queue. The church is huge. The Pieta was lovely to see: there are some areas where you can go to...More

Thank mannico
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An amazing site not to be missed and he vest time to visit us b4 the tourist and hop off buses arrive about 10am. We arrived at 8am and a few hundred tourist no queues and although it’s a free site we paid the 10euro...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This church is absolutely gorgeous from the inside and there is much to see. There is so much to see in the main area and in the side chapels that it might be better to just see it all for yourself with a guided tour...More

Thank RangeR
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took the package that goes through the museum first then the basilica. If you are doing it like That, please do NOT leave the premises until you have filled your eyes with all the wonders inside. Once you leave, you have to line up...More

1  Thank Loremel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous basilica and space to enjoy and soak up the surroundings of this important place. A skilled guide Raphael from City Wonders made it meaningful and enjoyable.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed yesterday

I strongly recommend to foreign people to visit the Basilica of San Pietro,all the the italians knows about it so i hope people from abroad would see this review!!!! Stunning!

Thank francisani92
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are no words to describe what you see and feel when you get into this basilica. If you do some research you will see that there are o lot of things that put this monument on top of the must see in Rome things....More

Thank Anisia C
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Reviewed yesterday

Magnific as the rest of the Vatican, this is what yu must see! Its free to entry, if you want to go to the chapell you have to stay in line. We didnt, it was to hot.

Thank Daz5
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dcalianno
11 July 2018|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
No, you don’t need a ticket for the Mass. if the Pope is in residence and will give an audience, then you will need to go through security- I would give yourself an hour before mass to clear security. 30 minutes otherwise
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Jennifer G
6 July 2018|
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Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
4 hrs early is better so you can find better seats..
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Rakhdoo
28 June 2018|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
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