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St. Peter's Basilica

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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 via mobile

Short walk from the city center is the magnificent St Peter’s Church. The line moves fast and the entrance is free (a small fee if you want go up the dome) so ignore all the oncoming “guides”. Do everyone a favor and prepare for security...More

Thank 98andreasd
Reviewed today

No comments on the Basilica given the tens of thousand of other reviews. However... If you are in relatively good shape, do the dome climb. It is not for the faint of heart, claustrophobics, or those with bad knees. Adults cost 8 Euro to do...More

Thank globedecker
Reviewed today

Okay been there 4 times. Why 2 stars. Well a month and half in Europe and based on beauty its up there but there are other churches just as beautiful and you do not half to wait in line for 2 hours as it pour...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the biggest Churches in the world..It's breathtakingly beautiful...See the work of Michelangelo on the structure...Pope presides here..We took a guided tour of Vatican City and tickets to enter here were included...Always crowded with tourists...

Thank sanjeev1968
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With so many churches in Rome it's easy to be complacent with them. This one is obviously the biggest and for the wow factor we made it the first church we visited. It's so we'll preserved and clearly there is a lot of money within...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was at the end of our guided tour of the Vatican City and.free to enter. It is absolutely stunning inside and very moving emotionally.. a must to visit.

Thank karenpQ4620IF
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best part of the Vatican (Other than the room of maps)... Incredible. So beautiful and moving. The detail and art is one of a kind. We climbed the 600+ steps to the top which was crazy and really hard but worth it for the views...More

Thank Vacay M
Reviewed 2 days ago

A tour seemed to be overwhelming so read about specific stops instead. This enabled a more casual and thoughtful walk around. Late afternoon on a weekday made the crowds tolerable.

Thank Ledene J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On previous trips I only saw St. Peters after it was crowded with a lot of tourists. The church is beautiful but with this people you cannot even appreciate properly. The last summer I decided that I need to visit that place again, to be...More

Thank Ernest B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

St Peter's batsilica is a great site. I truly recommend seeing it, which you will if you are going to the Vatican.

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5 November 2018|
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Response from LIsaRizzo | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the audio guide as we could view the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica at our own pace
5 November 2018|
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Response from sharonbB3175TW | Reviewed this property |
We payed extra for the official audio guide and it was worth it as it gave background information. Vatican museum states Chinese is available. Email them. Here is official email for the Vatican Museums info.mv@scv.va... More
16 October 2018|
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Response from Lefkoseikos | Reviewed this property |
If you have bought a Vatican Museum And Sistine Chapel ticket on-line from the vatican's own site than no problem you can skip the queues and go straight to the booth at the entrance to colllect you actual ticket. Then after... More