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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Michelangelo’s dome is fantastic. The basilica is absolutely stunning. Art work is breathtaking. Worth a visit, however there are crowds and it can take time to see everything. Avoid the tours if possible. They tend to be pushy and act as if you are in their way. More to do with the guides.

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I just stood for what seemed like hours soaking in the beauty of this cathedral. Everything is done with incredible attention to detail and care. The workmanship and quality materials are unparalleled. I see how people would feel awe and reverence just from the surroundings in a place like this.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Vatican city is a must do. The history is amazing and well worth the time. Buy your tickets to the dome online so you can bypass the lines but aim to get an early time or else it till be too busy to enjoy. Also, buy the pass for the elevator to get most of the way to the dome... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were blown away by the opulence, splendor and grandeur of this magnificent basilica. The well known dome designed by the master artist Michelangelo is absolutely breathtaking and no pictures can do justice to the true beauty of the dome. What struck is the most famous monument in the basilica - the stunning Pieta - a magnificent marble structure also... More

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It is almost as they all say: Breathtaking ! But if you are coming here, be prepared to wait for hours! Be also careful with the tourist groups, since they are sometimes, very unfriendly and aggressive. When I was there, a group of Americans just made they way through all the old people and kids waiting in the line for... More

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visiting St. Peter's does not means visiting the Pope, this visit has to be on Wednesdays, but these Basilica is the expression of Christianity and catholic fellowship. Is magnificent. The expression of how Catholics follow their religion and keep it after so many centuries of problems and persecutions

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

During our trip to Rome we had high expectations for the places we were going to vista. The St. Peter's Basilica was the most amazing place I have seen. The size detail and artistry of the building is unbelievable. The copper center piece is huge in size and in detail. It's unbelievable building like this could be built and preserve... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful building I have ever seen! A must see and I would love to return to see it again. Truly breathtaking.

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preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wow I'm not particularly religious but St Peters took my breath away, so much history, magnificent statues and paintings that brough tear to my eye. So well organised, free to get in and free to take as many pictures as you want. Long queues outside but they went very quickly. You go through detectors, understandably. Word warning that alough it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Don't b a fool and wait all the line! U have an information tourist near the place! Just go there and get a quick and cheap entry. It could save u a 3 hours waiting!!

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