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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 23 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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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

St.Peters came at the end of a 3hr Vatican tour for us. We spent about an hour walking through....absolutely amazing. Any one of the masterpieces in there would be awe inspiring on its own, but at every turn a new work can be seen. Even if you are tired, it's not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What better place to be on Easter. Truly beautiful and a must see in a life time. My wife and I visited for both Good Friday and Easter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing basilica...leaves you speechless..no word would express its glory and holiness, plan to be their in the afternoon when the line moves fairly quickly through the security check point...spend as much time as you can looking at this art masterpiece....just beyond believe

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

St. Peter's Basilica is certainly a must see if you are visiting Rome. It is very beautiful indeed though some members of my family thought it was a little overwhelming. It is truly an architectural marvel. We did not have to wait too long in the queue which was surprising but I expect that on some days it might be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited just days before the Pope's Easter event. This basilica is just incredible. The scale is deceptive. I would focus on a statue (10 foot tall) and then turn around and get blown away by the size of the place. Long queues, but once inside the crowds are swallowed up by the sheer scale. If you're in Rome, you can't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a must-see for anyone visiting Rome. It is absolutely beautiful. We climbed the stairs of the Basilica to the top. I injured my knee attempting to climb too quickly through the spiraling stairs upward, as there was a very long line of people behind me. Take your time climbing the stairs - don't let the crowd rush you.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

What is not to like apart from the queues, we paid to bypass this queue because the queue went from one end of St Peters square to the other, well worth paying to beat the queues. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and happy for you to ask her questions her name is Stefania

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Having seen the length of the queue we nearly didn't visit St Peter's. However, the queue moved quickly and it was worth the 30 minute wait. I'm not 'religious', but walking into the basilica takes the breath away. It is a magnificent sight, full of incredible feats of art and historical significance. The crypt was as interesting; here are the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing church which really was hard to take in as there was so much to see. Went into the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament which is kept for prayer and cried so overwhelmed by it all. One of the most memorable places I have ever seen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Walking through the doors into what I can only describe as another world. You do not need to be religious to fully appreciate the symbolic sculptures, paintings and carvings. Steeped in history and beauty this is a must see. You cannot come to Rome without spending a day in Vatican City.

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