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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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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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Amazing building- plan your visit to avoid queues

We saw some HUGE queues here at various times of the day- we got up early and got there at 0830, queued for about 15 mins and got in, again at this earlier time is was pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We saw some HUGE queues here at various times of the day- we got up early and got there at 0830, queued for about 15 mins and got in, again at this earlier time is was pretty quiet inside which made it pleasant. We went up the Dome probably at about 10.00, there were no queues for this but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We did the Vatican tour ending at St Peter's Basilica. The tour takes approx 3 hours and they definitely left the best 'til last. Absolutely stunning architecture and art. Several services a day are held in the various chapels within the Vatican and we were lucky our tour ended at the Basilica as a service was starting there. The canopy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Scale, bling and beauty The awesome scale, gaudy decoration and plastering of gold, you cannot fail to be impressed. These catholics sure now how to commission some impressive artwork. Free, but expect a queue for the superfluously inefficient security check. Still an evil corporation though. 2wanderers.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

At 2 pm on a Wednesday, there's an over-a-mile long wait for a free entrance to the basilica. However, if you're willing to pay 20,00 euros, you can get inside quicker with a tour guide, skip the line, and appreciate the whole experience. That money is well worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What can I say about this place that has not been said before? The basilica is an architectural masterpiece, covered and filled with some of the most advanced art in history. It is absolutely worth a visit, especially considering that it is free. At least the basilica is, the dome itself is 7€ I believe, but I didn't go there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spontaneous visit, didn't really know much about the building, I'm not that knowagable about history really, arrived at 9am , queue for security check 15 minuets long, firstly went up to the top of the cupola, ( do not attempt the last 300 steps if claustrophobic! ) WOW, Then into St Peters, and OH MY ! ! This is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is a high point of Rome and is unlike any other cathedral and is so incredibly rich in history. A few things that will really help you is to invest some time in getting advanced tickets and determining the lowest point in volume of visitors while you are there. The worst thing is just show up you can be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Simply one of the greatest things have ever seen. Yes the line is very long to get in, but it's FREE to get in and probably the best attraction in Rome. There are many pushy tourists and people trying to skip the line, but you forget all about that once you are inside. Look at the photos I added and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There's nothing to compare. Just overwhelming that the tour groups are so rude and prevalent. We had to wait an hour and a half to get in and then couldn't get close to some of the areas because of people and their cameras. Big sign, " no cameras" but nobody enforces it and it's sad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife Cathy and I took a personal tour with Luca Di Trapano, a guide in Rome, while we were visiting Italy for the week and it was the best experience ever. Luca brought the history of the Basilica to life and explained in an energetic way the meanings behind the art and buildings created during that period. We thoroughly... More 

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