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St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli)

Address: Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy (Monti)
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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Lugoj, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This was our second church while in Rome, we heard about the chains of St. Peter and the Moses statue by Michelangelo also from the web. Boy, these two artefacts are trully masterpieces. You have to see the perfect work done by Michelangelo on this statue, also the religious artefact that is the chain on which St. Peter was held... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the home of Michelangelo's Moses. If you are not going to the Vatican, this is a wonderful opportunity to see M's sculpture work in the neighborhood of the Colosseum. Check out his "horns" and then read up about how the Hebrew testaments were translated in Michelangelo's day...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The statue of Moses by Michael Angelo is breath taking. Huge, white Carrara marble, it is one in the world. You should not miss it while in Rome.

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East Meadow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was my 2nd visit to Rome, this time on my own. I came upon this church through a recommendation from a friend who had been here before. Beautiful!! The church houses the chains that were used to hold St Peter and also the beautiful full wall sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo. Moses eyes seem to follow you everywhere!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Scala Santa are the steps that, according to legend, Jesus walked after being scourged and was going to meet Pilate for the last time before he was sent to be crucified. The marble steps are covered in Mahogany and you have to ascend them on your knees. There are separate steps if you want to walk up instead. I've... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A ticket person on the hop-on hop-off bus suggested this to me. It was a long trudge in the pouring rain but so worth it. Michaelangelo's Moses is every bit as awe-inspiring as David. The chains that held Peter are also there and are very emotional to see. Don't miss this. Its next to the Colosseum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A plenty surprise and highlight of St Peters Prison and the guided tour supplements the experience all the more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We came across this beautiful and tranquil place by accident. We were on the way to the Colosseum and decided to explore the area. Small but full of beauty. A very spiritual place rich in renaissance architecture. No to be missed when in Rome. Enter and experience the fascinating Michelangelo's Moses and the very impressive ceiling painting depicting the miracle... More 

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Udine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Mosè statue story and other significant church witness well explained by a volountary guide inside there. I hd just few minutes at the beginning, but I've understood I must spend much more time into such graet history piece !

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Special in a place of churchs this is a must so tranquill and wether your there to pray or view a very special place

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