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St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

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Address: Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
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Description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that...
This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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Michelangelo… no words are needed

Michelangelo's Moses and St. Peter's chains - we wanted to see them and decided to go. Michelangelo… no words are needed. Spend some time in the church and tune to the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Michelangelo's Moses and St. Peter's chains - we wanted to see them and decided to go. Michelangelo… no words are needed. Spend some time in the church and tune to the beautiful vibrations of Divine. It is very easy to get there - 15min walk from the the Colosseum. Know where you going – many locals do not know where... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Hightline of these church for sure is the Michelangelo's Moses statue, really good and free. If you wanna light up the statue you should pay 1 euro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Michael Angelo's great sculpture of Moses... do not miss it!!! If you are visiting the Colosseum then just a short walk fro there and you will see a wonderful sculpture of Michael Angelo's ... one of his best!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It was special to see such historial artifacts. The statue of Moses, Leah and Rachel by Michaelangelo was spectacular. Very much worth visiting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Apart from seeing the beautiful church ,the and the relics the church is named after, it is well worth visiting to see the incredible statue of Moses by Michelangelo. It is worth 1 Euro to pay to switch on the spot lights to see the quality of the Moses sculpture which he did, and compare it to the other figures,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth the visit, don't miss if you are in Rome. The church was easy to access via the metro, it was a quick visit to see the chains that held St. Peter and the statue of Moses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Free, not crowded and you are face to face with a wonderful masterpiece. One of our favorite memories in Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

400 hundred years after the death of St. Peter this church was consecrated. It is a simple church with 3 apses divided by doric columns. It has from floor to coffered ceiling, beautiful white marble. A colored painting is overhead. There is a really terrific picture of this interior online at Wiki. Pope Sixtus 4th Della Rovere - noted for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting this church. It was a little difficult to find, which might partially explain why it was not very crowded. The church includes the marvelous sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo. The staff was friendly. It wouldn't hurt if the church added some signs explaining some of the artwork there, but it was accessible and well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to built him a magnificent tomb and the Master started looking for the best piece of Carrara marble right away. Eight years later the Pope became more interested in building a new St. Peter and the project was sent to the back-burner. The Pope then died and the next Pope could not really be interested... More 

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Address: Address: Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti

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