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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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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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St. Peter's Basilica is a must see while at Vatican City. Know that the dress code of shoulders and knees covered in quite strictly enforced at the entrance. The inside is magnificent! It is huge and feels so voluminous! There are tons of great pieces...More

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Reviewed today

This place is truly remarkable. I thought having visited the Louvre in Paris was remarkable, this comes in first. The remarkable art and the tour guide made this a memorable experience. I highly recommend this tour. It is a short 3 hour tour with a...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Having visited St Peters before we wanted to show the kids this lovely place in the heart of the Vatican and Rome! We made the mistake of queuing for over two hours and paying €67 to get into the museum as we were mid-directed and...More

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The site is amazing. Take a guided skip the line tour that includes the Sistine chapel. St. Peter’s Basilica and Square are magnificent. We used “I Love Rome” tours. They are great. There was an actual church service going on as we walked through. Please...More

Thank JohnCarat
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Reviewed today via mobile

This church is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It’s crazy beautiful and the paintings are just as beautiful as the church itself. This has to be seen with your own eyes. Even though your not a religious person, you have to experience this, it’s...More

Thank Oscarlegnesjo
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Reviewed yesterday

Have no words to describe how awesome is this place, my advise by a ticket with no elevator just go on top of Basilica and the view it's outstanding . Don't forget to take a bottle of water with you.

Thank Mihail M
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Reviewed yesterday

- the Vatican tour, including the Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica is just amazing - highly recommend to book online and upgrade to skip the lines - the entry to St. Peter's is free, but lines can be several hours long. If you...More

Thank VC397
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You cannot go to Rome and not go to St. Peter's Basilica. I'd recommend booking a tour so you can skip the queues and also receive the added commetary which enhances the experience. Amazing architecture and history throughout. Jaw dropping!!

Thank Robin N
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Reviewed yesterday

Entrance to get in is free... Basilica is just masterpiece, beautiful chapels.. but very crowded.. i would recommend to go on the top of St. Peter's Basilica Dome to see breathtaking view of Vatican City and Rome, entrance in not free and you can choose...More

Thank Mateusz S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We prebooked skip the line tickets for this fr €60 and it was completely a waste as our time was 8.45 and there is no queue. The church is huge. The Pieta was lovely to see: there are some areas where you can go to...More

Thank mannico
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dcalianno
12 July 2018|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
No, you don’t need a ticket for the Mass. if the Pope is in residence and will give an audience, then you will need to go through security- I would give yourself an hour before mass to clear security. 30 minutes otherwise
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Jennifer G
6 July 2018|
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Response from nicehue | Reviewed this property |
4 hrs early is better so you can find better seats..
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Rakhdoo
29 June 2018|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
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