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St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in Vatican City
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Activities: Dining
Traveler Description: Basilica of St. Peter  Basilica di San Pietro  St. Peter’s Square.   Transport:  Take Linea A (red line) toward Battistini and exit at Ottaviano-S... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic... But read before you go about it, in detail...else you're going to miss it. We were at the queue at Tuesday 09:00. We had to wait less than 10 minutes in the queue. First we went up to the cupola. Great view. Then, the exit of the cupola is inside the church and we continued inside the church for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you go early in the morning, you can get a great view of the basilica without any crowds. We actually book a tour which included the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter, among other attractions. It went from 9am-1pm and it was worth it, since we avoided all lineups, which in summer time can be cruel. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is simply a MUST SEE! My 17 year old son was in awe of it's size and history. We took our Rick Steves book with us which I would highly recommend any type of book and information. It makes the time spent more meaningful! There were so many things I learned with the book information that I had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I visited the basilica during a stopover in Rome. It was so impressive. Wonderful architecture, each nook contains a great sculpture or painting. The Pieta is a masterpiece. And I had a chance to say a prayer in front of saint John Paul II's tomb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

St. Peter's Basilica is beautiful!!! This is a must see in Rome! It took our breath away. It is worth the long wait and make sure you are wearing clothes that cover your shoulders and nothing too short. There is a gift shop, it is kind of hidden and it is ran by nuns. Beautiful jewelry and lots to buy!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit, we were blessed to attend a private Mass in the lower level of the Basilica. The lines can be long to enter, if it's Sunday and the pope is in town the crowd can be overwhelming. Be cautious of the street vendors, most of them are safe but they will drive you nuts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited St. Peter's Basilica twice. It's so beautiful! At first, we went in the afternoon before our summer Friday night Vatican Museum tour. St. Peter's Basilica is not open during the Friday night tour. The line to pass security was an hour long and the dome (cupola) already closed an hour or so before the basilica's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I cannot put into words how amazing this place is. All I can say is if you are in Rome then go. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Of course there's high expectations for the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, we hear about them all the time. I had no idea the beauty that awaited me at the end of my tour. St. Peter's Basilica was our last stop and it left me speechless. I could have spent hours inside, alone, in complete awe...I look forward to my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

this amazing place will take your breath away, make sure you book in advance to save time the que (2hrs) and try to pre book the dome tour aswell to save more time. the church is spectacular so get a free guide from your app store and to go up into the dome is crazy! be aware if your claustrophobic... More

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