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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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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Although the church is a little bit hard to find, don't skip the visit. The inside of the church is amazingly beautiful with all the paintings and statues. The statue of Moses is breathtaking and you don't need to pay to see it!!!

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Struer, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The queue was just too loooong. There should be a better solution to manage hundred of thousand of tourists. Go there early in the morning and don't forget a bottle of water with you.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Always enjoy going back to see Moses statue. Worthwhile putting in coin to light the lights for photographs. Also look at the chains that are on display

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Ouyen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Get there before the tour groups start arriving (10) but they are generally well mannered and don't all barge in at the same time. I ignorantly visited because I wanted to see Michaelangelo's 'Moses' but it was St Peter's chains that moved me. What a privilege. The 2 Euro talking guide provides great background but clearly there is a great... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited this amazing church when Obama was in town. He seemed to bring with him our awful US winter weather (we are from MN where we had OFFICIALLY the worst winter ever in terms of snowfall and cold temps). It was an awful day weather wise, freezing cold drizzle. We spent the morning in a museum and then had... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I loved visiting San Pietro in Vincoli to see the chains that were reputedly worn by St. Peter during his imprisonment before being crucified. Most of the tourists crowd around Michelangelo's "Moses," which allowed plenty of space around the chains to really take in the marvelousness of it.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

because something went wrong between the hebrew and greek version of the bible moses was described as looking like horned when he got down from the mountain where he received the 10 commandments... that;s why michelangelo gave him this look... lost in translation

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