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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 24 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

One will be in awe of the entire place. This is the church of the churches and that too without any entry fee. Must better than Sistine Chapell and Vatican Museum. You should try to reach there early. I reached there by 9 A.M. and I was inside the Basilica within 5 minutes. 2-3 hours will pass without even noticing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Book tickets in advance to avoid the long queues. You need half a day or more to visit this place. Such a peaceful place to visit with amazing display. Wow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Only saw it from the outside because the lineup was ridiculous. No complaints though, it's a very nice building. You can't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I visited St Peters Basilica straight after doing the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel, and I honestly think the Basilica was the most breathtaking of the lot. It just left me speechless. I wished I had more time to spend in there, as it was just stunning. Some areas were blocked of for a service and the singing sounded... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is the first big structure that you will see when you enter Rome .. take a guide from the entry point ... they are historians and help you in appreciating the statues and history of the area ... lots of small things go unnoticed if you don't take the guide . Beautiful statues and frescos and inlay work

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked a tour of the Vatican Museums directly through their website. What a lot of the local guides we're saying their tour included St Peter's Bascilica, but the Bascilica is free! We did not experience any queuing, although I would ensure you do not try to go on a Sunday when services are on.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

When you enter Vatican city, you will arrive at St Peter Square where you can see St. Peter Basilica.. If you notice, there is a balcony on that building where normally Pope will say hi and greetings during some celebration/event. you can walk the staircase up to the building and take pictures of the square from there. A lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is just amazing to see, the work and detail is beyond anything you can imagine , you could spend hours and hours looking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Wow, what an imposing and incredibly beautiful place. We visited this on the day we also went to the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel and we enjoyed this more than those 2 places. The height of the place and the wonderful space and architecture was fabulous. You could wander around without a problem, unlike the Museum and Sistine Chapel, where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This place is stunning and is definitely a must if visiting Rome. Recommendations are to get there early. We followed advice from other people on Tripadvisor by arriving at 8am and we're glad we did as there were very few people there at that time. When we left 3 hours later the place was packed and the queue was around... More

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