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San Pietro in Vincoli

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Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that...

This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.

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Michelangelo's Moses, tomb of Pope Julius and Chains of St Peter

San Pietro in Vincoli, a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, best known for being the home of Michelangelo's statue of Moses, tomb of Pope Julius and chains of St. Peter... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

San Pietro in Vincoli, a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica, best known for being the home of Michelangelo's statue of Moses, tomb of Pope Julius and chains of St. Peter. Statue of Moses is undergoing renovation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Chiesa, which holds the chains that held St Peter, plus the sculpture of Moses by michaelangelo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful with the inspiring monument designed by Michelangelo for Pope Sixtus VI. The highlight is the statue of Moses. But look around and see the other gems. Note that the church closes from 12.30 to mid-afternoon.

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Great to see such a famous piece of art in the place it was originally intended, although the tomb of Julius II was meant for the Vatican it only ever ended up here, and Moses is sublime. The light comes on and goes off as people put money into the slot, and sitting a short distance away this is almost... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a climb from the Cavour metro station stairs to the stairs at the church. The climb was worth it for the incredible Michelangelo sculpture, Moses (the pope lying on top of the sarcophagus is also reputed to have been carved by Michelangelo.) For pilgrims, the powerful artifact of two sets of chains welded together is reason enough to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like just about every church in Rome, San Pietro in Vincoli is a museum with stunning frescos and sculptures. The church houses Michelangelo's statue of Moses. It also contains the chains used to bind St. Peter in his prisons in Jerusalem and in Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see church - between the amazing sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo and the chains that once shackled St. Peter, it is a fascinating church.

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The church of San Pietro in Vincoli is known for keeping the chains used for imprisoning St Peter. All the more, it keeps the project of the tomb of Pope Julius II, where the magnificent statue of Moses is found. One wonders whether there exists any other sculptural work that is so lively. One may feel that Michaelangelo is still... More 

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Don't let the outside of this cathedral fool you. Once you step through the doors you will see it is as beautiful as any in Rome. There are many treasures here including Michelangelo's Moses and the Chains of Saint Peter. A must see when in Rome, not far from The Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (another must see)

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A most interesting church, no large groups make it a more intimate visit. Well worth the hunt to find this out of the way site.

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