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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
Activities: Dining
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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BEAUTIFUL!

What a stunning place, not religious myself but you cannot help but admire the shear size and beauty of this place, a must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

What a stunning place, not religious myself but you cannot help but admire the shear size and beauty of this place, a must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not religious you must see this in vatican city. Stunning church with beautiful paintings and sculptures - not forgetting the amazing dome. We got fast track entry with the Omnia Vatican and Roma card. If you dont have one of these then make sure you book before you go as the queue to get in was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

we were so lucky to be able to attend the square on wednesday and received the Papal blessing, which was awesome. St Peter's square itself is awesome with Christ, and all the Apostles and Saints looking down on you. It is wonderful and inside the Vatican itself is absolutely awesome, the size of the place, and when you look around... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Rome. It's a beautiful basilica, and it houses Michelangelo's famous Pieta. Michelangelo also designed the dome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning is all I can say. Massive and amazing. Probs one of the sights I wasnt that bothered about going into in rome but one that impressed me more. Nothing prepares you for the size and magnificence of this basillica. You can go up the dome (cupola) which is five euros for the steps .... be prepared theres over 500!!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Free to enter, as soon as you do your eyes are all over the place so much to look at. This church sits opposite the biggest mosque in Europe and has done for centuries( something that is very poignant in the times we live in today) For me, the experience was emotional as my grandmother, Irish catholic would have loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A great walk across the history of humankind, mostly, western art, culture and (catholic) religion. Not being catholic myself, popes graves and all architecture on there have a highly cultural meaning, instead of religious devotion. Unfortunately, being their a handful of times, I never happened to visit Capela Sistina. However, it is always a good reason to be back there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It is a magnificent palace, worth visiting and that clearly shows how great is the richness that the church as accumulated over the centuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you are in Rome this is a must see place. We were with a tour group which is the way to go for several reasons. The local tour guides give you a lot of information that you would not get on your own. Tour groups also have a much quicker entrance as the regular line can be hours long.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The building itself is something you have to see to believe. I came away feeling it was less about glorifying God than making it about the popes that are interned there. Still mind blowing though and one of the wonders of architecture.

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