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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (252 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (974 reviews)
“sheer size” (193 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 3731
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"beautiful church"
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"peter's basilica"
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"sheer size"
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"awe inspiring"
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"security check"
in 180 reviews
"st peter"
in 161 reviews
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in 502 reviews
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"long line"
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"visit rome"
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"skip the line"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Literally the biggest religious building I have ever been in. Wow! In awe with how amazing and intricate the craftsmanship is. Disappointed we didn’t go up to the viewing deck to be honest. Would have been an amazing view - we couldn’t see the signs!!

Thank Matty K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You don’t need to be religious to visit this place. Definitely the #1 location to visit in Rome. More impressive than the Sistine chapel. Don’t need to use the guides who will try to sell you a tour to bypass the line. The line was...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed yesterday

Unreal. It doesn't matter how long the line was. It doesn't matter that it was crowded outside. Once you are inside there is nothing else like it. I love visiting churches and always go to at least one whenever visiting a new city. Nothing can...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ended up at the basilica at 1pm having started queuing for a group tour of the museum and Sistine Chapel at 9.30am. By then we were too tired, dehydrated and hungry to appreciate the basilica. I would therefore recommend separating a visit to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came at 8.30 am and line up for about 30 minutes to get into the church. We attended the 10 am mass at one of the high altar. We also prayed at the tomb St. Pope John Paul II and rub the right toe...More

1  Thank yokielisa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Better that the Sistine Chapel, so much more to see. The most beautiful church I’ve seen in the world. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited as on the Omnia card so got fast access. Well worth a visit. Very busy though even in April.

Thank sophia27
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This basilica is huge and so rich with monuments, history and masterpieces by many famous painters and sculptors. Just beautiful.

Thank jes_259
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite a magnificent place. Important pieces of art adorn the chapels in this significant basilica. The high altar was designed by Bernini with the entire basilica representing renaissance architecture. Given the size (largest church in the world), it didn't feel crowded once inside which was...More

Thank bas0921
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit but be prepared to wait in line. The crypt was closed on the day we visited which was disappointing as it was our last day in Rome.

Thank Tweet P
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Karen S
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Response from Pauline S | Reviewed this property |
We got to the Vatican museum quite early and did a tour. There is a lot to see and this is worth doing. From the Vatican museum, you have to pass through the Sistine Chapel to get into St Peter’s Basilica. There is a door at... More
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Nisha S
16 April 2018|
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Response from mike332005 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if you can do that We bought our tickets right at the window and we got them in five minutes. I wouldn’t bother to buy them on line, besides there is a lot to see there. Also we try to buy the tickets on line... More
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jolie q
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Response from passionflora | Reviewed this property |
Get an early morning ticket to the Vatican museum. When you've finished going through the museum, exit through the Sistine Chapel. You can take a shortcut to the basilica. The guards at the Sistine Chapel will show you... More
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