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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 yesterday via mobile

The grandest church in the world. You will feel miniscule and dwarfed by the immensity of the Basilica. The amount of History, architecture, art is astounding. To see Michelangelo's pieta is astonishing. To see Bernini's altar canopy is powerful. I had no idea just how...More

Thank walltim123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve visited here twice now and both times it was just as breathtaking. A beautiful building and something you have to see. It’s 12 euros for a lift and then stairs to get to the top of the dome, a great view and also an...More

Thank Lois J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

truly a Roman must see. Breathtaking HUGE and awe inspiring. Go early or be prepared to wait a long time. this is a very emotionally moving historic site

Thank HapyGuy7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here as part of a 4 hour skip the line tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel which was, frankly, exhausting, but has to be done and was worth it. It is absolutely massive and very beautiful. Didn’t have the strength to climb the...More

Thank hrmanager
Reviewed yesterday

we paid to skip the line but we arrived at 9am and it wasn't needed when we left gone 11 the que to go through security was very long. We had audio but it was an app to download on the smart phone and to...More

Thank jennyirwin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Paid for a guided tour it was brill throughly enjoyed well recommended. Just a tip for you if you are brave to risk it don't book online it's cheaper on site e.g. £160 online but we only paid £95 when we got there.

Thank Tercacel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience, would highly recommend booking prior to going and with a guided tour we used city wonders.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is what is worth seeing while visiting Rome. The Vatican? No, I would pass on the Vatican and spend my time here. It is beautiful in there and it is huge, I mean huge on a scale that dwarfs any other chapel or church...More

Thank glcwhistler .
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent tour no entry fee but audio a must we had a guide who had the audio and we were able to hear all about this wonderful place, being a tour we were only in the Basilica a short while but at the conclusion you...More

Thank Bernadette2009
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing place! I have never seen anything like that! Biggest church ever. Very beautiful. Also it is worth to visit the tombs and climb up to the tower. The view is spectacular.

Thank Zivile V
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Catriona D
12 January 2018|
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Response from Matt S | Reviewed this property |
It’s free if you don’t pay for skip the line. I paid 30€ for a skip the line and saved me about 2-3hours if standing there so way worth it even if your on a budget
Mary W
31 December 2017|
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Response from Zachary S | Reviewed this property |
You need to get skip the line tickets or you will spend most of your day waiting in line
suzanne s
13 October 2017|
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Response from Rachael G | Reviewed this property |
We actually paid for a guided tour which cut out the queues.... though there was still queuing ... and it was 45 Euro per head. But you have to set this in the context that you get comprehensive information about Vatican... More