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St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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Ranked #19 of 727 attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This church was good to see if you want to see Moses, by Michealangelo. Otherwise, it is alot like other churches.

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Halle, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It takes a climb up some stairs to get there, but it's worth the effort! Worth a visit, even if it's just to see the magnificent statue of Moses by Michelangelo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The San Pietro in Vincoli church is just three blocks away from the colosseum and houses Michel Angelo's Moses which has to be one of his best art accomplishments. The church itself is nothing extraordinary in a city full of amazing basilicas so it is an unexpected place for a location of such an astounding piece of art, but makes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A lot of stair of the main street to get up to the church but worth it. More to see that you might expect and camera friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo for the tomb of Pope Julius II! You need to make a donation to the church (1 Eur will do) to get in, and another Euro will light up the monument. I let the Japanese tour group light up the artwork and just sat back and enjoyed. A must-visit if you cannot make it... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral,albeit off the tourist trail. Marvellous Baroque architecture,sumptuous paintings and ornamentation. A beautiful garden and of ofcourse the main attraction for devout Catholics,the remains of St. Peter are buried there,along with a fragment of the chain, that had been used to bind and torture him. All in all a sacred spot,imbued with meaning

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful church inside, and the chains are simple, but impressive, even if you're not devout. Clearly the star is Moses, and take a few min. to admire and breathe in the mastery that liberated the patriarch from the marble block. Not too crowded on the afternoon we went, so didn't feel to hogish standing there for a few min.... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Again , to get in to this place you have to wait in a line of fours and about 300 meters long. To bypass the line you must be in a group with a guide. Guidance takes about 3 hours and includes Vatican museum , for the price of 45 euros. My mate and me decided to take a walk... More

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Hartsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is worth the little bit of walking to get to it. If you can get in when the crowds are small take your time and look at everything, there is so much to see and it is all amazing.

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went to St peter in Chains before heading to the Coliseum...very short tour there is not a lot to see. It was ok.

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