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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 »
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Majestic ... huge and full of history ... a must visit place ... the main alter is a story on its own ... definitely to be re visited

Urbandale, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The area is vast. Seeing, in person, what we had seen on TV was fulfilling. The art and architecture awesome. We were glad we went out of season allowing us more room to move through this amazing building.

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church that didn't feel like a church should - very busy (i know its August) dress code flaunted dependent on mood of guards (annoying to those who were melting in trousers in 90 degrees) architecture amazing, queue to get in moves quickly, pinch yourself that you are actually inside but lacks the serenity i would have liked (I found... More

Bexley
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

St Peter's itself is actually free but the queues are horrendous so expect to wait for at least 2 hours during August. There are many people selling tours. We were approached by a friendly Irish lady who asked us if we were interested in her tour. At first we declined but she said for a student rate of 41Euro each... More

Vinhedo, SP
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

To start, I have to say I'm not a very religious man. That said, the place is amazing! I have to say this was an unique experience, not only religious, but as a way to seek peace. On the inside the church is unimaginably HUGE. I recommend going to the museum, where you can see sculptures and paintings, including "The... More

Lodz, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When you at Rome, you must visit Vatican and St. Peters Basilic. Is amazing how enormous and beautifil it is. there is lots of people standing in a line, but time goes fast there. I recommend to everybody.

Vantaa, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You cannot go to the Vatican and not visit St. Peter's Basilica! A magnificent church which just takes your breath away. Even though there were a lot of people in the church it did not feel crowded and we were able to stand as close to the altar as allowed and just take it all in. We took part in... More

Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

no place to sit, the guards wouldn't even let you lean, no one is happy or spiritual. Beautiful church but ruined because it appears it is used to make money not for people to worship in.

Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

First, the practical stuff: dress code. I was worried about my clothes before going to Rome, as I'd heard (and experienced in other religious countries) that you aren't allowed in churches if you're showing too much skin. It's the same in St. Peter's Basilica. It's a bit of a challenge when it's so hot and you're used to another dress... More

Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting building, but was far too crowded to enjoy being there. The queue to enter was around an hour and half. If you have a particular interest in seeing this place then go for it, but otherwise skip it and visit one of the many other 'non headline' attractions Rome has to offer that will will likely be far more... More

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