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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 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Activities: Dining
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A realluy huge church with a lot of relief statues. It is free to enter but you have to pay if you want to go up the domes of the church, which is 5 Euros with stairs and 7 Euros with the elevator. Even if you take the elevator you still have to climb about 312 steps, so I recommend... More 

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place! Went early in the morning at 7 in December there was no line. I was able to walk around with ease. I paid the 5 euro to walk up to the dome. The stairs are quite a workout. I was pretty disappointed with the dome, the wired gates are so tall they block any chance of good photos.... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have a splendid memories there,it's a fabulous church I've ever seen with its statues,walls and chapels,it's very huge and fantastic,vatican and Rome have a special taste.It's worth to visit.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

..at 14.00 hrs. Nice people to talk with while waiting. Joint annoying of people passing the queue. And then all the space in the Basilica. Do go up in the dome- 7 euros for the elevator trip. The view is fantastic. The treasure rooms - hmm 7 euros in entrance fee - but you get to see all the gold... More 

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Swords
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing, don't forget to go to the top. 5 € (or 7 € with lift). Its a lot of steps but it worth it. Amazing view from the top.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Very difficult to describe St. Peter's Basilica's opulence and grandeur. We were in awe of its size and beauty. The art and architecture were magnificent. We felt privileged to visit this holy site and would love to return for a Christmas Mass! Give yourself plenty of time to explore, as the building is massive. Also, we hired a private guide,... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was a memorable experience. The sight of the basilica is so inbuilt that actually standing before it is breathtaking. The lines were relatively small when we were there and the interior was stunning and worth that small wait. The hike to the top was tough but worth it. The views were stunning and capped a special experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

You've read about it on the news. You've seen pictures. You've heard about it from friends. But when you're staring at it in the face, you're awed. Spectacular. Amazing. Awestruck. Just a few of the words that can be used to describe the magnificence of the Basilica. And that's only the outside! The intricate decorations around the main area and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The queue was pretty small for the monday we visited, huge amount of artwork. We were lucky that we missed the tourist crowd as visited in december before it becomes crowded. There are some cheap road stalls to buy souvenir nearby (1 euro).

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Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

St. Peters was stunningly beautiful. Make sure you have a way to avoid the ques. Take you time, find the list of all the popes from St Peter onwards and ponder the timeframe that St peters has been there in one form or another.

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