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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...
Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.
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Lovely place. Shame about all the security measures to get in, but it's understandable. Inside is just lovely very spacious so you can enjoy it by yourself. Nice dome,.

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

Lovely place. Shame about all the security measures to get in, but it's understandable. Inside is just lovely very spacious so you can enjoy it by yourself. Nice dome,.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Impressive and gigantic. A visit to Rome is probably not complete without a visit to Vatican City and a visit to Vatican City not without a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. The pure mass of religious art is astonishing. We climbed up to the Cupola (entrance fee €5 perperson in August 2015), which was a bit tiring but woth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Yes, like us you have been there done that. But it is good to go back and just soak up the history and art of this building. The scale is hard to image unless you stand inside and consider that this was built with simple tools. The artistic ability of those craftsmen was amazing when you see the detail of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is iconic place in Italy. You need to go early . Very long que to enter. I had to get the service of tour company and had to pay extra to "SKIP THE LINE" I feel it is worth as this is a guided tour to Sistelin church and basilica. This is a place must visit by everyone and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not only in the Vatican but possibly in the whole city. Amazing architecture, amazing artwork, feeling of importance and humility even if not a Catholic. No annoying shouts for silence, just strictly covered shoulders at all areas. Big queue but moves very quickly, just wait, don't get discouraged. It's the only place I queued for but worth it. Be careful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The religious feeling around this area is moving. We could only imagine the feelings when the Pope is seen here. The buildings and fountains around have incredible details.Unfortunately the queues were too long so we were unable to see inside the basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful church I have ever seen. It is very grand and there is so much to see inside. Pictures just don't do it any justice, must see with own eyes! Pictures are allowed, but people entering the basilica must have their shoulders and knees covered (both men and women), so bring along a scarf or shawl... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Vatican dome is called the Copula. This is absolutely something you should do. Go early. Not only is there no line which means you can take your time climbing the stairs, but also at the top as you take your pictures. Not to mention that the summers are HOT in Rome, so go at around 9 or 10. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A beautiful cathedral and a breath of air after being herded around the museum and chapel. Wish we had longer but we were on a cruise tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We originally tried going on "free Sunday" (last Sunday of the month) but the line was enormous. Instead we went at 8am on Monday. No line, super quiet and absolutely breathtaking. We paid €5 to climb the dome...I would HIGHLY recommend this if you are healthy and able. It got hot climbing up and down, so I'd also recommend doing... More 

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