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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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  • Average2%
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“beautiful church” (256 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (996 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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Reviewed yesterday

We waited until the final day of our stay in Rome to visit St. Peter's and it was a fantastic way to end our trip. The basilica itself is free to enter. Not only is St. Peter's a beautiful building but the inside is even...More

Thank chellard3
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The sheer amount of marble within this grand building is simpky breathtaking. Even with no religious affiliations this is simply a must see in Vatican City. If you decide to go up beware of the cranp stairs up and down. However totally worth it in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

it is the one of the amazing building in Italy. St. peter's basilica is very important for italian people

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The largest church in the world and the most breathtaking. Seemed like every square inch was decorated with mosaics or sculptures etc. Words can’t describe the awesome beauty of this building.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's amazing. In terms of art, space, architecture, view you need to visit it. But in terms of time, its better to go early in the morning to see it before mass people will come...

Thank Oleksandr K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its simply the best basilica. Its so big, sometimes you feel something rare(dont know why). This was my second time and was a good feeling. Recommended, also its good to take a tour and go to the “capilla sixtina” also incredible painting.

Thank macha182
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful , very well maintained. One should surely visit this holy place of the Vetican city. It is kept very well . They can do with some English directions.

Thank HolidayLifeLive
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had on line tickets to The Vatican, the queues to St Peter’s were miles long , and the heat was unbelievable. We spent three hours in the Vatican and I sat down at the side of The Sistine Chapel. The guards push you through,...More

Thank Pamela M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A truly beautiful basilica with many paintings and sculptures. It was a spiritual experience. The view from the top of the dome is spectacular! It’s challenging getting up there but once you’re there it’s breathtaking!

Thank iwo-na89
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful structure to admire with marble and stone details. One can appreciate the work and skill that went into it. However, for being the center of Catholicism, I felt no real connection. I’ve felt more humbled in many of the smaller chapels and churches...More

Thank WinterBabyLove
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lizcarret
14 August 2018|
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Response from PSorrentoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes-first the offficial gift shop I am remembering is if you are facing St. Peter’s and it is 12 o’clock the shop is on on your left at 10 am. However you may find better prices and a multitude of choices elsewhere. I... More
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JRF16
11 August 2018|
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Response from Jboyland | Reviewed this property |
St Peters Basilica is free so there are no tickets needed. You on the way in if you want to climb the dome for €10. Sunday at 12noon the pope did a mass from his window. You can view from anywhere in St Peter’s Square... More
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