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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 #20 of 739 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very worth to get there before starting the visit of the Colosseum. Very interesting pieces of Arts apart from St Peter's chain reliquary including a huge sculpture realised by Michelangelo. Take the time to walk around the church and discover the different pieces in the alcoves. Decent outfit recommended.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If this means the Vatican City then my jaw is still on the floor...St Peter's Church is nothing short of spectacular and I'm not the touristy type....I didn't have time to do the Vatican museum but now I wish I had...I had 2 days there feeling very unwell after a year+ in Africa but my tip is see the main... More

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Beaverton, Oregon, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A wonderful church which contains the third of the three most important works of Michaellangelo's sculptures. Don't miss. And it's FREE!

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This church is a little difficult to find, but it is well worth it to see one of the greatest pieces of art in the world, not to mention the chains which it is believed St. Peter was bound to during his captivity. As legend has it, when Michelangelo was finished sculpting Moses, he struck it with his chisel and... More

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

To go under the altar & view St. Peter's chains in Jerusalem & Rome was utterly amazing. You will also find Michelangelo's Moses statue here-also breathtaking.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went to this exhibit on our "Omnia Pass" (which was excellent). The tour guide was sourfaced and not very welcoming, to start with. The tour itself was ridiculous - staring at walls that lit up and listening to their ridiculous "voices" as the walls argued with one another as to which was the most important, including a woman's "baby... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Oh another of the too many to count "must sees" in Rome. Easy access as is so much in Rome. You can just stare for ever and see more and more of this fine art.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

First of all, the place is free. Guides are NOT allowed to speak near the statue and block people's view. For 1 Euro you can illuminate the statue for excellent pictures. it's great to see a great art treasure in a quiet calm place.

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hard to find but a must see. Michelangelos Moses wonderful. Beautiful church close to the colosseum. View St Peters Chains displayed beautifully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

one of the must see statues of world art if you pay 1euro to light it of course!? walking distance from metro station. Attention which direction you re going to if you use the metro to leave, there is no underground passage

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