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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 3731
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07:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...

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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Beautiful!!

Automatically one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. Sistine chapel was gorgeous, but the basilica is just so powerful and full of energy, history and magnificent art!

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Sweden
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited the basilica during each of my visits, my fifth time now. Also my last time. The amount of tourists makes it less interesting, at least to me. I enjoyed all the interesting photographic angles you could find with your camera. But ducking people that turned up everywhere made me fed up. So not a sixt time for... More 

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Automatically one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen. Sistine chapel was gorgeous, but the basilica is just so powerful and full of energy, history and magnificent art!

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got lost trying to find the bus stop and ended up here! What an amazing place to find when you are lost! Is massive and you can see statues all around and a small fountain. Not a place you would spend a lot of time at but an amazing sight to see

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I hate busy tourist sights but St. Peter's can handle the crowds and the queue moves reasonably quickly. And whilst waiting you can take in the square. If you really want to visit the tourist hell that is the Vatican museum - and I'd strongly recommend you not to - then you can if you time it right sneak into... More 

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Welland, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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This place is simply phenomenal to see. It didn't matter how many basilica's and cathedrals we saw during our trip to Italy, St. Peter's topped them all. Its enormous and filled with sculptures, other amazing architectural aspects, gold from top to bottom, and just had this sacred and respected essence as you walk through. It seemed to be never-ending, as... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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We bought a 50 Euro tour which included the Vatican Museum as well as St.Peters Basillica. It is amazing to watch the master pieces of artworks. For the time we saved, aprox. 3 hours, i would spend 50 Euro in a heartbeat again.

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Thank Christele365
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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Highlight of our short visit to Rome. We pre booked a no wait or que tour and I'm glad because the que was long and it was really hot. The tour guide was friendly and offered lots of interesting information. Recommended.

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rockville, MD
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in pretty good shape and don't suffer from a fear of heights, take the opportunity to climb 308 steps to the top of the cupola, then go outside for a magnificent 380 degree view of the entire city of Rome!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
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While I wouldn't have missed it for the world and the intricate art, sculptures and design might take your breath away, the sheer lavishness of the place sits a little uncomfortably with my views on places of worship. There is just so much to see in the building, you could spend hours and hours wandering around. The reason we didn't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth any wait there is to get inside. Even if the queue circles the square entirely, it only takes an hour or so to get through security. Inside, it is breathtaking: the statues are larger than life but designed to seem intimate to any worshippers and visitors. The main alter is closed except to those wishing to pray, so... More 

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