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St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

Address: Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We came across this beautiful and tranquil place by accident. We were on the way to the Colosseum and decided to explore the area. Small but full of beauty. A very spiritual place rich in renaissance architecture. No to be missed when in Rome. Enter and experience the fascinating Michelangelo's Moses and the very impressive ceiling painting depicting the miracle... More 

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Udine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Mosè statue story and other significant church witness well explained by a volountary guide inside there. I hd just few minutes at the beginning, but I've understood I must spend much more time into such graet history piece !

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Special in a place of churchs this is a must so tranquill and wether your there to pray or view a very special place

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Where else but the Eternal City will you be able to view Michaelangelos's beautiful and quite moving work, experience religious architecture and detail, all for free? Take your time, really take everything in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm a sucker for anything Michelangelo to a trip to the St. Peter in Chains church was high on my visit list for Rome. While small the church is adorned with lovely artworks and paintings. Especially beautiful is Parodi's magnificent ceiling painting, depicting the" Miracle of the Chains". Of course most visitors go the the church to see the Michelangelo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The first church we went to in Rome. I was taken by the name and had to go. So glad we did. Absolutely beautiful. If you stand there and think about the importance of what you are looking at I believe you will be as affected as I was. There was no fee but you can make a small donation... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The interior of the church is spectacular. Don't let the plain facade fool you. Michelangelo's Moses is also contained within.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As you see from the external pictures on the site, this church is easily missed, but Paolo, our golf cart tour guide, brought us here. Considering the hundreds of churches in Rome, we are so fortunate to see this church and its holy interior. Moses in Chains is one of many sculptures showing the genius of Michelangelo. The artifacts in... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You wouldn't believe that this one is church, if you don't go inside! History about St. Peter Chains can be really interesting for someone who believes in miracles! You should definitely come here. Also, Moses by Michelangelo is here - something you can't miss!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We typically tour Rome on our own and have been there many times, but we missed this gem until our last visit. The church is beautiful on it's own, but when I saw the Chains of St. Peter, it gave me an overwhelming feeling or sense of what the first Christians endured. Michelangelo's Moses is dramatic and impressive and I... More 

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