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St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

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Address: Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
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Description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that...
This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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Chains and Statue of Moses

The statue of Moses and the history of this building is breath taking - there are more ornate churches but the connections here are tough to match

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The statue of Moses and the history of this building is breath taking - there are more ornate churches but the connections here are tough to match

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

one of the many rich pieces you'll see in the cathedral. Spend some time to read the explanation plate, which offers interesting details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is very close to the coliseum about a 10 min walk and certainly worth it, if you have the energy after the coliseum. I had just seen Michelangelo's David in Florence so it was interesting to see Moses. I found some of the other art interesting with skeletons and one that looked like a skeleton pirate. Not sure what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The outside of this building is a little bit deceiving. When I walked inside I was amazed at the beauty of the church and especially loved that it was not over crowded in the slightest. This was actually one of my more favorite sites that I visited while touring through Rome.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This church not only houses St. Peter in Chains but many other fine works of art that are beautiful. You can spend hours looking at the art in this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Another nice church. Wanted specifically to see the beautiful sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo, which is found in this church. It was rewarding - a masterpiece!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A major church within easy reach of the Forum Romanum, which contains one of the most important masterpieces of Michelangelo still in situ: the Moses which was comissioned by Pope Julius II.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

While this church is the home of St. Peter's chains, what really captured my attention and interest is Michelangelo's Moses sculpture. This work is composed of various sculptures it the most important and well-known is the Moses. You can pay a euro to turn on the light, don't be stingy it's just euro and well worth it as it proves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Across the street from our hotel a flight of stairs led upward through a vine draped opening and beyond. At the top on the left, the church of St. Peter in Chains. Beautiful statute of Moses and artwork. Though you can't go right up to the statute, you can see it clearly and a 1 Euro coin will illuminate it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The small church is beautiful and impressive on its own, but the Moses statue by Michelangelo is nothing short of a masterpiece. Intended for the grandiose tomb of Pope Julius, this is pretty much all of the master's work for that project that remains. Go see it, you'll thank me!

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