St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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nefertari1313
Maribor, Slovenia257 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We went to the top on narrow steps. First you go with elevator and see the basilica from the top. Than stairs and stunning view to the Rome. You are actually in other state not in Rome. The BAsilica itself is amazing. Free entrance but long waiting lines as you have to pass security check. We also visited the tombs and saw pope Ratzingers grave. It is good to book this if you have a chance.
Written 7 February 2023
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beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC1,661 contributions
May 2022
We read that it was best to go the earliest possible time to stand in line to get in so we were ready to go in at 8 am and it was perfect! A couple of hours later, when we left, the lines were staggering. When we entered we did not really know where to look first -it is all so awe inspiring. Shortly after arrival a mass started - that was not anticipated and we found a spot to listen and observe. It turned out to be a very special, once a year mass in honor of the Swiss Guards who were in attendance. How lucky we were! We then wondered through all the different areas to look at the art and the sculptures plus the different altars saving the Pieta for last. Never thought I would see it in person- it was worth the wait!!
Written 6 February 2023
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GemsNI
Armagh, UK562 contributions
Jan 2023
A January visit meant queues weren't that big, however we still waited in line for security for at least 20-25 minutes - sun was shining so it was all good. Audio guides are available to purchase - if not on a guided tour, definitely recommend this. To avoid steps (my parents are elderly) - walk toward the cloakroom and ask one of the staff to use the elevator to go up (have to say, not overly friendly staff manning the elevator, seemed to be a bit 'put out' when asked to use it! LOL, but to assist my parents mobility and avoid stairs I'll take a few teenage tuts!) After viewing what can only be described as the wonder of the Basilica in all its marble and gold, don't miss out on the tombs: Inside on the left of the basilica there is a small staircase to descend to see the tombs of previous popes. To see Pope John Paul II you follow this 'tunnel' and end up outside where you have to pay to get access to see his tomb. a bit sneaky I felt.
Metro is a 10 minute walk away, signposted: Ottaviano-S. Pietro station
Written 4 February 2023
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FSahertian
Vleuten, The Netherlands635 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
In autumn break last year it was a very warm day in Rome. We went to this place and it was very busy. Lucky we didn't had to wait very long. It is amazing, a lot of gold, a must see.
Written 3 February 2023
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Ann
13 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
A must see when you're in Rome,from floor to ceiling marvelous architectural designs . Its open everyday but there's a long queue .
Written 1 February 2023
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA289 contributions
Aug 2022
Absolutely spectacular. Gorgeous views of the Vatican from the top, as well as the intricate art of the duomo.
Written 28 January 2023
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AndreaMarzullo
Sintra, Portugal112 contributions
Jan 2023
If you only have time to do 1 thing while in Rome/Vatican, this is it.
The best thing is FREE! And a must visit.
We went around 2:30pm, the queue was less than 10-minute long. Even if you have to wait for hours, it's still worth.
It's gigantic, it's more than fantastic. I personally felt emotional while there. There are no words to describe the magnitude of this place. You can take pictures, there are masses happening, my husband even got blessed.
Near the gift shop there is a small museum where you pay 5 euros to see the treasures of the Vatican, also worth.
There is also a crypt where some popes are buried. No photos allowed but is worth to know their history.
Written 23 January 2023
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Nicci N
Johannesburg, South Africa47 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Visited on 31 December 2022. What a beautiful experience and a dream come true to be able to visit his beautiful Basilica.
I had the opportunity to have some Rosaries blessed and to view this magnificent place on the day that Pope Benedict passed away ( we were inside the Basilica at the time)
A definite must do if you ever visit Rome and easily accessible via train
Written 21 January 2023
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Steve Buckley
London, UK5,827 contributions
Jan 2023
My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Rome staying at the Romanico Palace Hotel (Review to follow) and after having visited the Jewish Quarter we walked along the Tiber to see St Peter’s Basilica.

It is not only impressive but it is the one attraction that all visitors to Rome should find the to see - they certainly won’t be disappointed!!
Written 20 January 2023
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada811 contributions
Dec 2022
Unlike Mecca where non-Muslims are not allowed, in Vatican, all religions including the faithless are welcome to enter Christianity's most sacred sanctuary.

It is free to enter the basilica and the architecture is insanely detailed and beautiful. Washrooms are beside the basilica. It also offers a great view of the square and it also hosts La Pieta. Truly the icon of the world's smallest country!
Written 15 January 2023
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ST. PETER'S BASILICA (Vatican City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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St. Peter's Basilica is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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St. Peter's Basilica admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$29.92, while a popular guided tour starts around S$7.29 per person. See all 799 St. Peter's Basilica tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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