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No Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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No Wait Dedicated Access: St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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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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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed today

Entry into St. Peter's Basilica is free to the public but dress code must be adhered to. At the gate you are required to go through a security checkpoint before entering the church. You can then visit the actual church and/or the Dome. The church...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Basilica is so full of beautiful and historic religious art. You can get in there through the Sistine chapel to avoid the long queues outside . Do the Vatican first then the Sistine then the Basilica. Must see

Thank Funmi O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an amazing, imposing and beautiful place. Many things to see and to wonder at. You’re able to take pictures and talk which is good. Plenty of room to move around and you feel less like you’re in a cattle market which most of...More

Thank pauliephillips
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing Basilica ...wonder of art and architecture...! Beautiful Dome & Pillars .... it is one of the main attraction in Vatican. Always crowded ...Guide recommended ...! While you visit Vatican never miss St. Peter's Basilica & Sistine Chapel. Highly recommended !!!

Thank Suseemaha
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What can you say? It’s Saint Peter’s. Overwhelming to actually be there. We did a self guided tour and didn’t stay too long but it was still incredibly meaningful. Beware of pickpockets if crowded. Definitely recommend. By the way, don’t sit on the steps outside...More

Thank rfums2004
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The architecture of this church is amazing, it is absilutely a must to visit in Rome, you will be deceived tho by the waaiting time the queue is absolutely ridiculously long, get a skip the line pass if you can, but is is worth the...More

Thank johnathannewgate
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic experience but a few points. One I didn’t think the signage was helpful, I walked out of the Sistine Chapel and was told to go right to the Basilica. There were no signs saying Basilica so I didn’t know if I was in right...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning church and architecture. You should go early to avoid the crowd. There are “guides” and “staff” outside the church or museum. They are NOT related to official Vantican staff. Many will “kindly” give you advice where to go the. Upsell you the ticket! I...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is never a time when I visit Rome that I do not go to St. Peter's. Mornings are a nightmare of lines as tours from cruise ships pack lines that wind around the square. By the way, if you do come in by cruise...More

Thank Don K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to queue for ages in the heat to get in (and deal with incredibly rude people trying to queue jump all the time!!!) and once in it is a bit like a cattle market but... that is the small price you pay to...More

Thank Paul R
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19 September 2018|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
I would go on the Monday due to Sunday being the holy day. If you are not going into Museum not sure if there are any restrictions on dress. Inside museum and chapel you had to cover shoulders and knees.
10 September 2018|
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Response from Teamgreenmx | Reviewed this property |
You could easily spend a full day doing those three areas, it’s $10 per adult to go up in the lift at the dome, you still have 310 steps to climb when you get off the lift though. We used a company called “get your guide... More
31 August 2018|
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Response from mardecristal7 | Reviewed this property |
Hi as far as I know they are open but close at 2pm. Hope this helps