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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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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed today via mobile

Just has to be done. We took a guided tour which ended at St Peter’s Basilica and nothing can prepare you for the majestic interior and outside buildings. You can understand why it took so long to build. The size is unbelievable really - very...More

Thank 1indyLooe
Reviewed yesterday

Firstly we bought tickets for early entry to the Sistine Chapel, museums and St Peter's Basilica. Once we had seen the Sistine Chapel and vatican museums we asked directions to St Peter's Basilica. There is a distinct lack of staff and a general lack of...More

Thank goyaireland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful. Quiet at this time. Stunning architecture. Nativity scene lovely. Some queues to go to the dome. €7 each to use lift up or €5 to climb stairs

Thank Lorna M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Basilica is great to visit with all the historical structures and their significance. I always recommend looking up historical facts before visiting any place. It has a code of conduct and one must dress properly when visiting the basilica.

Thank Prapti2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You've seen the footage of this place a million times. It's kinda of old and creepy. They have on display the corpse of a pope. Gross. It's opulent and over the top just as Martin Luther said.

Thank whileitravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This along with the Roman forum is probably the best I've seen of to me (I have visited every tourist attraction). You simply must see this place, great history. The real shame is all the tourist disrespecting the simple church rules!

Thank Char480
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very busy but worth while. We very lucky enough to ten up in time for a Papal address. Beautiful artwork and stunning architecture.

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its a statue for the Catholics ,not much more to say.I did the rooftop tour and I can easily recommend that if you can handle the steps

Thank holly f
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this place early in the morning and although there was some tourist groups I managed to get into the basilica in 15 min. It´s a unique place full of history and religiousness. The only thing I got disappointed is the behaviour of some...More

1  Thank JoseMartins2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited St. Peter’s Basilica and would definitely recommend paying the extra Euros to take the elevator. From the elevator there are steep stairs to the top and it was manageable for my 5 year old daughter. The view from the top is amazing, as...More

1  Thank Melissa W
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suzanne s
13 October 2017|
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Response from 220hariprasadr | Reviewed this property |
Vatican tickets cost 16euros per person. Including audio guides it costs 23euros. If you book online extra 4euros booking charge applies.
9 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Yes do it. Unless you plan to make another visit in the near future you should see as much as you can to take advantage of the time you are there.
9 October 2017|
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Response from RandRCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Definitely don't miss taking a tour of the museum and Sistine chapel. If your audience is in the afternoon or later morning , I would book a tour before the museum opens to the public in the morning. We went early and had no... More