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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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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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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I think the sculpture of Moses is so impressive. Strong,determined A leader Just needs to talk Nice church, has St. Peter's chains Need to look for st Pietra in vincole

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The viewing of two historically significant items should be moving but the lack of respect for a religious ceremony and church was beyond belief. Firstly, we were greeted by an aggressive individual collecting at the entrance. We did not know if he was genuine or working in the church as he was poorly dressed with poor hygiene. Tourist ignored the... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The building and art work was stunning,the history of the building itself was interesting,Worth going.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is an active church so dress appropriately and spend some time. We got in right away at 9.15am and there were no lines to see the alter where the chains are. I found the entire sanctuary amazing with its 8 paintings, huge wooden beams and murals. I only wish I had a printed guide to tell me what everything... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

By chance, we had an hour to kill before our Colosseum tour and we went to see this church which is located very close to the Colosseum. Small visit but very lovely, has some important sculptures. I wouldn't call it a 'must see' site but we enjoyed our visit there.

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Cheraw, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There is a ramp up the right side of the stairs facing the very plain front of this ancient basilica church, so very easy handicapped access. Once inside the floor plan is the very open basilica plan, and easy to move around in. The biggest art draw is Michelangelo's sculpture featuring Moses with horns - representative of rays of light... More

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Before we headed to the Colesseum, we came here to see St Peter Chains, and one of the most important work by Michelangelo. The chains are preserved in a metal and glass kabinett, the Apostle was killed soon after, and the chains tell the story behind Spreading Christianity at a time of turmoil in the Roman Empire. In retrospect, really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

we went there on the way back from the Colosseum.you have to go up the stairs ,but when you arrive in to the church it's wonderful! the Michelangelo's Moses is there waiting for you!it's stunning,don't miss it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful frescos, paintings and statues. The chains used to bind St Peter are on display together with the most famous statue of Moses, by Michael Angelo. Go either early or late afternoon to avoid the crowds.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The church is of 400 years and does not look like much, but contains Michelangelo's magnificent sculpture of Moses and the chains of Saint Peter said to have been put in.

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