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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%
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“beautiful church” (252 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (974 reviews)
“sheer size” (193 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 3731
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"beautiful church"
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"peter's basilica"
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"sheer size"
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"long line"
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"visit rome"
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"skip the line"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Truly amazing experience to visit here, make sure you get your entrance tickets in advance to avoid massive lines waiting for entry. Wear modest clothing and please be respectful to those worshiping there, silence where required, as some tourists seem to forget that!

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Reviewed today via mobile

St Peter’s is the world’s largest Christian building and its size can only be appreciated from the inside. Not an inch of bare stone can be seen through the acres of gold leaf and fine art. This is Christianity on steroids and there can be...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited as part of tour of Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel. It was worth the tour we took with Maria of City Wonders as she was very informative and passionate about the Vatican and the art and history with some amusing anecdotes. It woud have been...More

Thank Catherine J
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Reviewed today via mobile

Å lot of tourists, and to buy å ticket for å guided tour is recomanded. Then you dont have to wait in line for hours, and you get information og what you see.

Thank Siv S
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is amazing .....you have to visit!! It's steep in history and is just breathtaking . If you pay to go up to the top( 521 steps , not for the faint hearted ) you won't be disappointed as the views of Rome are...More

Thank sarah h
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed this much more than the Vatican Museum. Get there early, or wait till late afternoon. We tried to go in after the Vatican and the line was wrapped around because of security. Then it poured and people left the line so we lucked...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St. Peter’s Basilica is a stunning work of art and should not be missed if you are visiting Rome. The basilica is huge and impressive.

Thank bonniejen
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning building with gorgeous art - a real must see. Less crowded than the Sistine chapel - bigger building and not every tour includes St. Peter’s. You can really take your time and look around St. Peter’s and the square.

Thank Mason276
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

ABSOLUTELY Incredible. You can stay a year and still not be able to take it all in. A MUST see . It's unbelievably incredible.

Thank Carolanne C
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Reviewed yesterday

I love churches & this did not disappoint!! Wherever you look, the architecture & design will blow you away. Statues, ceilings, pillars--all worth the visit!! Must-see!!

Thank Linda B
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Bhramar54
21 May 2018|
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Response from john j | Reviewed this property |
We went as part of a Vatican museums skip the line tour which cost €47 each and that included no line to enter the museums, the museum tours and special entry to Saint peters Basilica. The dress code for the Basilica is no... More
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121car
3 May 2018|
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Response from Clare K | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. €10 for the lift followed by 320 steps or €8 for all 551 steps! We asked as to which was quickest and opted for the stairs 👍🏻
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fudgey16
25 April 2018|
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Response from Pompey_Sunseekers | Reviewed this property |
You can access the basilica from the Sistine chapel but once you’ve left the Sistine chapel you can’t go back into the chapel & Vatican museums from the basilica.... hope that helps
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