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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: Dining
Description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...
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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The place is so HUGE that a 6 to 7 story building could fit in lieu of the baldaquin! It does not appear so big when you enter this building but take a minute...realize that all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The place is so HUGE that a 6 to 7 story building could fit in lieu of the baldaquin! It does not appear so big when you enter this building but take a minute...realize that all is made to proportion. Worth the wait! Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

St. Peter's Basilica is definitely worth the visit, even if the lines seem long. Once you get inside, it's nothing but "wow" and jaw drop from the entrance to the exit. The art, the details, the size, the calmness even if there's tons of people there, etc. It's amazing. Even for a non religious person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

IF you thing you've seen cathedrals before stepping inside the St. Peter's square, think again. Everything that you've ever seen before will be blown off by this massive majestic construction, so be ready to spend at least half of your day around here. Starting with the splendid columns in the piaza and continuing with the impressive doors, find your way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

St. Peter's Basilica is one of the 'must see' attractions in Rome. I just visited it for the third time, and I am always impressed with the beauty, the size, and the art inside. My sister and I always make a point of visiting Michelangelo's statue The Pieta. Even if you are not a Christian, it is difficult to study... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Catholic or not, St. Peter's Basilica is THE prime highlight of Italy. The intricate detail, sheer history and holiness make this unmissable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A visit to this - the mother church is a must if you go to Rome. You can almost feel the weight of the centuries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There is nothing negative to say (other than line ups which move quickly). This is the best Cathedral in the World bar none. There is so so much to see and do and one can easily take a day, but better to go back a few times as too too much to absorb. One can feel the power of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of the Vatican Museums trip. It is the last thing to see when you enter back into the cold or should I say warm light of day. When you enter through the large doors inside little do you know what to expect. (Ladies cover the shoulders again) The guards will remind you! Am not going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Built with 'junk' bonds back in the day, it is an amazing marvel of architecture featuring the abundance of sculpture and artistic craftsmanship. To be in the Vatican and to witness this place is a bucket list item. It must be done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Incredibly impressive. Everything in Rome is larger than life, and this is no exception. I was concerned that we did not pre-book any tour before our arrival to Rome (other than the Sistine Chapel evening tour, which occurs on Fridays during the summer months). The night before we were visiting the Basilica, I decided to hop online and book a... More 

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Additional Information about St. Peter's Basilica

Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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