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Basilica di San Pietro

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” (233 reviews)
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The must see place to visit in Rome. It's free to get in but expect a queue or visit on an evening when it is less busy. You can do the museums first and then the basilica which is just an awe inspiring place to...More

Thank 10neildc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St Peter's is my favourite attraction in Rome. The inside is stunning and given the masses of people surprisingly peaceful. There can be quite a queue but it does move relatively quickly so don't be put off.

Thank FrankRizz0
Reviewed yesterday

I'm not a religious person but what a trip. Incredible history and architecture. The guides are really informative and split you into groups depending on languages spoken (which is handy). I would recommend this trip to everyone.

Thank stuart137
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Smashing place to visit. On the 2 times When we went it was extremely busy. There are touts trying to sell you ticket to jump the queues which when shown price are expensive. We were luckily enough to be there on a sunday morning when...More

Thank kebav
Reviewed yesterday

Expected more, but it was just ok. Might be because we joined the trip to the top, and lost all blood to the head.. lol. Joined mass, and that was an exciting thing. Paintings in ceiling is a must see.

Thank Lilli E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here with my partner. It really is an incredible basilica. I would strongly reccomend to book online to avoid the ques. The architecture within the cathedral is beautiful. The dress code is very strict shoulders and knees must be covered. I would reccomend people...More

Thank Clodagh B
Reviewed yesterday

The headline might seem boring, but that's what it is. The size of everything just makes it incredible. Definately get the 8 € ticket to the dome elevator (trust me, 360 steps is definately enough for everyone). If you are claustrophobic or otherwise not sure...More

Thank Hannu85
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely if taking this in on your trip , buy the tickets for the museum / chapel and hook this on with a guided tour. Definitely recommend the guided tour as you do not have to queue again, and only the guided tours are allowed...More

Thank Wykenio
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is so much in here it is impossible to see it all. I recommend getting a tour because you will never know what you're looking at unless someone is telling you especially with all of the symbolism. This is one of the most incredible...More

Thank lolo c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Indredibly huge and breathtaking from inside. You might wanna check the opening-hours and if there is any festival taking place, we visited it on Saturday after 1pm. Try to be there at the opening time in order to be first in line. The entrance is...More

Thank mohamed e
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suzanne s
13 October 2017|
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Response from Rachael G | Reviewed this property |
We actually paid for a guided tour which cut out the queues.... though there was still queuing ... and it was 45 Euro per head. But you have to set this in the context that you get comprehensive information about Vatican... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Yes do it. Unless you plan to make another visit in the near future you should see as much as you can to take advantage of the time you are there.
9 October 2017|
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Response from RandRCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Definitely don't miss taking a tour of the museum and Sistine chapel. If your audience is in the afternoon or later morning , I would book a tour before the museum opens to the public in the morning. We went early and had no... More