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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+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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The place is just huge and you feel very humble because of its size. Don't miss Saint Peter's statue and the catacombs

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Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is just huge and you feel very humble because of its size. Don't miss Saint Peter's statue and the catacombs

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday before the Pope's blessing as the Vatican Museum is closed I think this is a less busy day to go. There is no charge and it was not overly busy in St. Peters. Getting into the Vatican was pretty quick as you have to go through metal detectors but did not take too long. If... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A wonderful experience. A beautiful place and very prayerful. We were pleased to be able to pray before the blessed sacrament.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Completely lived up to all expectations. Had a fantastic guide. Take your breathing mask to climb up St Peter's Basillica - even with a lift!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a guided tour and so glad we did as there's so much to see and you'd not see it all or the best bits on your own. The only thing I didn't like was that prams are allowed in and it can get a bit awkward trying to steer clear of their bad driving..

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Thank Sue R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved this place, it is breathtaking! We decided to walk the 551 steps to the top of the dome, half way up I thought about turning back but I'm so pleased we didn't. The views from the top are ones that I will never forget. Inside St. Peter's is absolutely stunning, unbelievable that it has remained so beautiful for... More 

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This was one of the must stunning things i visited in Rome. The size, the architecture, the paintings, the floor...wow...just wow. Absolutely worth the wait in line. You can spent hours inside, and thinking about the stories behind all the paintings and statues. This place is worth going back to Rome for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you enter the basilica remains open mouth. The Sistine Chapel is not just a work of art is fantastic leaves you speechless. Not to be missed, of course you'll have to do a little waiting before entering but it's worth it.

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After visiting the Vatican Museums the Basilica is a must see to complete your visit in the Vatican, along with the piazza on the front. It is a grandiose church with a lot of famous artworks. The view from the exterior towards the piazza is also very impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The entrance to the place is free so there be ready for a long line to go through security screening. The ladies who keep the restrooms tidy and clean are very nice and cordial. After entering security you get to see the beautiful church and if you have time for another line then you can purchase a ticket to go... More 

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