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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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While in the Vatican, we took the elevator and then walked up to the top of the Basilica. The Basilica itself is beautiful, but going to the top was one of the highlighs of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While in the Vatican, we took the elevator and then walked up to the top of the Basilica. The Basilica itself is beautiful, but going to the top was one of the highlighs of my trip. You have to walk up the steps, the elevator only takes you so far, but it was more than worth it. I was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

knowing that this was the home of Catholicism I expected a great experience but this was beyond my imagination. we visited at 7am on Sunday morning and walked right in, avoiding the 3 hour lines. be smart and get there early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Each basilica that we saw was more majestic than the next, but there are truly no words for this one. One does not have to be religious to appreciate the splendor and history of St. Peter's. We did have to wait as it was part of our tour. Be sure you dress appropriately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went here after the vatican museum,there is a long wait go clear the security. Very long queue indeed. However once we are inside we instantly forgot all that. We enjoyed being inside, we sat in for hours just to admire the history and beauty.its a must visit place of worship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Seeing St Peters basilica in the Vatican city is really a must do,even if you are not religious.We went on the last Sunday of the month when the pope does a blessing to all the people in the square,again great if you are religious. also if you want to go into the Sistine chapel it is free entrance on this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited dozens and dozens of churches, cathedrals and basilicas throughout Europe and by far, this is probably one the most spectacular of them all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very hot and busy in july. Well worth a visit. have a tour and skip the line very informative on what you need to know and see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited after Vatican museum. Here’s the most direct way to enter. After Sistine chapel, exit chapel to your right. It says group exit only but were were directed to take this exit, note that you can’t return audio guides here so if you have one you can’t exit here. Follow the stairs all the way down and once you reach... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There are no signs and nearly no information available at all in Vatican City. We waited in line, thinking we were queued for the Vatican Museum as well, but learned much later that we were not (despite having specifically asked an information point if we were in the right line). Here are the basic frustrations: The line is long -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It is said that at their best, artistic imagination and religious fervour are similar - consuming, passionate and delirious. St. Peter's Basilica is a living embodiment of what happens when art is created from the heart - not merely commissioned - as an offering to a higher power. All the other reviews are true, the beauty inside is absolutely stunning.... More 

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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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