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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (247 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (989 reviews)
“sheer size” (192 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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"beautiful church"
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"peter's basilica"
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"sheer size"
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"awe inspiring"
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"worth the wait"
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"security check"
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"st peter"
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"guided tour"
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"visit rome"
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"skip the line"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The largest church in the world deserves a visit. We enjoyed this as part of our skip the line tour. It’s the off season now and the lineup to get in was easily 1 km in length and we were able to just walk in....More

Thank JLandMike
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Reviewed yesterday

Having seen many of the grand European churches, I was wondering if St. Peter's would really "wow" me...but it did. The detail and grandeur of the basilica is truly something you should see if in Rome. Avoid weekends and free Sundays (usually the last Sunday...More

Thank Mitchell O
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I once had a coworker tell me she almost converted to Catholicism when she came here and it’s easy to see why!It is just so massively beautiful with so many saints relics here and so much beautiful catholic artwork and chapels including the original Pieta!Pictures...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Buy museum pass with front of line that includes St. Peters. Dont miss the Pieta on the right as you enter the the Basic. There are several prices out there I paid 49Euro with guide

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy place, worth a visit to see were the Pope lives and hangs out, like most place in Rome, even in February it quite busy and while we was there there was massive queues waiting to go into the Pope’s Palace

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my recent experience here and would thoroughly recommend to others. Aided by our tour guide we got a great flavour of the history of St Peter’s Basilica including many of the must see pieces of art inside including Michelangelo’s La Pieta and the...More

Thank Kavo85
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to visit The Basilica it is amazing. I've never seen anything as beautiful. We spent about 3 hours here. There was a line outside waiting time was 90 minutes. You can pay £15 to get in straight away which is what we did.

Thank Irishdancer1968
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked our guide of St. Peter’s Basilica tour with GetYourGuide so we got to skip the line and go straight in. Our guide explained everything about St. Peter’s to us in great detail. Took us to the bottom Chambers of the church which you...More

Thank Jake T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all if you haven’t got skip the line tickets booked before and arrive and see a massive queue don’t listen to the information people who say the queue is 4 hours long and try and push you to pay €15 each, because it...More

Thank Leah T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The queue may seem big, but it moves very quickly and for a free to enter attraction, definitely worth the wait. We queued from 3/4 around and it took 45 mins. Once inside it’s beautiful and amazing! We paid an upgrade to walk up the...More

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Kate M
24 February 2018|
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Response from Hank15 | Reviewed this property |
It opens at 7:30, if you get there before 9 you’d avoid the line for the most part. Given the Vatican isn’t open on Sunday, the line for St. Peter’s may actually be shorter on Sunday. There are always mass going on, but they... More
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Catrinel P
19 February 2018|
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Response from Jazzique | Reviewed this property |
Go early for the museum, hopefully you bought the skip the line tickets. Then see what the lines are for the St Peter’s I am not certain, do not quote me, but for some reason it seems you can go to the basilica right after... More
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Nic_Der
3 February 2018|
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Response from palinbook | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay,would a wheelchair be a help,theres a wheelchair office in the vatican but I cannot remember its location.But you will be amazed by the Vatican,Palinbook
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