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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This is one of the most impressive places in Rome, everything is grand but beautiful. Make sure you get an online skip-the -line tickets so to avoid the lines. After visiting the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent 3 hours in a queue and didn't budget the time for it, so only had 15 minutes to see the basilica's walls and paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most impressive places in Rome, everything is grand but beautiful. Make sure you get an online skip-the -line tickets so to avoid the lines. After visiting the basilica, if on a Sunday, you could go to the piazza and receive the Angelus blessing directly from the Pope at 12.00 o'clock sharp. You'll be able to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful. St Peters Basilica can be seen from all over Rome. The walk up to it gives a sense of how special the place is. Inside was gorgeous, full of mosaic pictures and beautiful colours. We walked up to the top and the views were fantastic well worth it. We also explored the crypt which was silent and a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The architecture of the basilica is absolutely beautiful, and immediately draws your attention when you walk into St. Peter's Square. The dome is its most prominent feature and it is covered in beautifully intricate details. The inside was just as amazing, with statues, paintings and decorative features everywhere. I thought having a gift shop inside the church was a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked a small group your with Walks in Rome before our trip. Highly recommend planning ahead and doing this they got us early access to the Sistine chapel before it was open to the public. Also they took is to all the major sites. There is so much in the Vatican museum and St. Peter's that you could spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was lucky enough to be there the same time as the pope! Amazing place. Also visited the museum which was also very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a must see for us while we were visiting Rome. We went with a skip the line tour which included the museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's. It really is gorgeous to see in person. So much history here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although I am not religious nor a fan of the catholic church I must say this place is very impressive. Everything is Grand. From the outside it looks quite normal but once you go inside it is like a trick of the mind because its all of a sudden seems HUGE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pictures don't do St. Peter's Basilica justice. The sheer magnitude of the basilica and the incredible ornate art and architecture that makes this such a great place is so incredible. If you go during peak season (like we did during the Summer), it's going to be busy and there will be a TON of people in the basilica when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's better to go on Sunday because the pope goes out of the balcony and says some words. People get really excited in those moments. It's a different experience than if you go any other day. You don't have to pay if you only go to the main plaza but if you want to go in you have to pay.

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