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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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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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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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edsion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited un June and it was worth the walk to see this. Remember proper attire must be worn when visiting the church.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The truly thing that worth seeing in that particular church was the statue of Moses created by Michelangelo.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is tucked away at the top of some slightly winding steps from Via Corso. The fascade is unassuming but what it houses is one of Michelangelo's most beautiful statues, "Moses." The cripts along the side of pretty creepy with skeletons and scythes. But the approach to the chains is lovely with the highlight being "Moses." If someone else doesn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was verry impressing to see the chains of St Peter ! Also Michelangelo's statue of Mozes is beautifull. If it is not on your list to visit this bassilica PUT IT ON ! You won't regret.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lots of interest in this 5th century church but the scene stealer is Michelangelo's statue of Moses, complete with furled commandments in his right hand and horns (rays of light) on his head. Behind that bushy beard is said to be a self-portrait of Michelangelo himself. This was meant to be part of a large commission for Pope Julian, but... More

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