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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 24 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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I've visited with people of ALL Faiths and even those without any recognition of a God or religion. 99.9% of the people to a person all claimed some type of emotional feeling undescribable and a feeling that they never felt before nor wanted it to leave their mind. Their lives were changed forever! I say this from witnessing their life... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's the centre of Roman Catholicism and so much more. It's worth the line as the treasure you'll find inside are breathtaking most especially Michelangelo's La Pieta and the Cupola. The late Pope John Paul II is buried there as well.

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Bedford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely stunning place. We arrived about 10 am and only queued for about 20 minutes, don't listen to all of the touts who tell you its a two hour queue to get you to buy their over priced tours and allow you to queue jump. Pay the extra (a few Euro's) to go up the Basilica but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Are you prepared for beauty in its finest? This is the place for you. BUT...get your tickets ahead of time or you will be waiting days to get in. If you get your tickets ahead you can enter through the museum on a "no wait" line. Once entering you will need to check your bags through a scanner along with... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Any visit to,Rome must include this. Beautiful grand square in approach, though the crowds can be off putting. It moves pretty quickly, so worth the wait. Once inside the sheer size and Beauty of the place is overwhelming. Simply stunning with a fantastic atmosphere despite the buzz of tourist voices. A peaceful walk around creates time and space for personal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

As soon as you enter this Holy extravaganza, you straight away feel the divinity. Surrounded by all this beauty is a lot to take at once. You feel so humble in the presence of all these beloved Popes Every available inch of this shrine is filled with the most beautiful mosaics in Azure ,greens and gold , and the smallest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Another must on the Rome tour. This is the most holy place for the R.C. Faith so entrance is strict. Body scanners etc. don't forget it's a church and we saw men and women turned away because of inappropriate dress. Having said that once you are in you are free to explore. If you take the audio tour note that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We (2 males) arrived in shorts with trousers at the ready but were allowed in without changing - possibly due to the heat. However, women were turned away from not having their shoulders covered or wearing what you'd expect to see at a beach. The queue actually moved rather swiftly and we chose to go into the dome for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

You must see St. Peter basilica.. It's the best in Rome, the entrance is for free but u can buy a ticket if you want to skip the long queue. They will never let you enter with exposed clothes ( same like all churches in Rome), u better wear pants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

One will be in awe of the entire place. This is the church of the churches and that too without any entry fee. Must better than Sistine Chapell and Vatican Museum. You should try to reach there early. I reached there by 9 A.M. and I was inside the Basilica within 5 minutes. 2-3 hours will pass without even noticing.

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