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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to the Vatican Museum incl the Sistine chapel, then took the short route to St Peters (right hand door at the back of the Sistine chapel) thus avoiding the queues. On route, we spotted the tour to the dome, and so pleased we did. It is a claustrophobic climb to the very top, as you are between the... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

What a place. Just a must if you go to Rome. I'd strongly advise you get a fast track for this, the line goes all the way through the square! The whole place just makes you stand there in amazement. A beautiful place for anyone to marvel at.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The St. Peter's Basilica is incredible. Make sure to go up the Cupola! Fantastic views of the city. We found that walking to Vatican city we were stopped by a lot of people trying to sell tours. They would say that the wait is 3 hours long and point to the very long line (that did look like it would... More

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Oak Hill, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We saw this Bascillica with a guide at the end of a visit to the Vatican. I would recomment that rather than just wandering around if you can. There is so much significant history, architecture, sculptue and paintings that it would be hard to figure out on your own. In any event, it is overwhelming.

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I was in awe and speechless with the beauty and the architecture. We could have spent a lot more time there but being with a group we had to keep moving. I highly recommend using a tour to get in unless you want to spend the day waiting in line.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Free Entry, Open on may 1st, open from 7am to 6pm. Daily masses 9, 10, 11, 12, 17. Best time to visit is between 1-3. Designed by Michelangelo, Square by Bernini <3

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The first thought I had here was....how could humans have done all this. The magnificence the splendour the beauty is all too much to comprehend. Every detail so meticulously done . Everything so well preserved. Its awe inspiring to say the least.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the most awesome architecture I've ever seen. Am lost for words. Just got to see it in person to know what I mean. Pictures & TV will not do justice. Amazing, just amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

having high expectations beforehand, we were blown away by this stunning basilica and surroundings. Get jump the queue tickets and enjoy!

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable riches and art. Whether it contributes to The Roman Catholic Church's wealth or not, is, in my opinion, beside the point. As an art lover, the interior and exterior of this basilica are beyond description. I could've stayed here for hours...

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