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St. Peter's Basilica

Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Vatican 11 years ago and could not get near the Basilica as the news emerged about the Pope being ill so we promised ourselves a return visit. We queued for a while to get to buy tickets for the dome and used the lift to get up there. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately as you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Wow. Go on a Wednesday when the audience with the pope draws away the crowds. Free viewing and some beautiful history. Regular masses run almost every hour if you interested although they are run in Italian. Ignore the touts on the way in selling tours unless you are set on the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Rome you must visit! Apart from the experience and historical aspect of walking around outside, inside is beautiful and will not disappoint! But, remember if you go inside you must be covered up! We brought extra clothes to put on just for this (the summer is HOT!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

we arrived around 9:45 am and had to wait in a short queue to get through security which took about 10-15 minutes so no problems there. Paid the 5 euros to walk up to the top of the dome. 100% worth it for the views and the laughs on the way up, definitely a struggle for the unfit, old or... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Words failed us today whilst in here. It's truly stunning. Queues for 40 mins to get in. Well worth it. You MUST pay the 7 euros to climb the tower. You need a certain level of fitness but the views are perfect from the top. Amazing place.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

There is just not enough time to really enjoy every part of the basilica! There are so many details and statues! It is really awe inspiring. I couldn't take it all in because it was just so amazing! A tip to remember is that you have to make sure you dress approriately. You can't have bare shoulders or legs. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We visited St. Peters Basilica in Dec 2014, we thoroughly enjoyed it. It is completely different and huge. Also one must go to the top of the Basilica to get glipse of st. peters square. it is superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

words cannot describe! This is just amazing, to think that it took 4 years to paint by hand! Try to go and visit during the non peak times otherwise you'll be queueing for hours!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I've saved this review to be one of my last reviews from our Italy trip, because I know it's going to be a long one. There's a lot to see, a lot to talk about, and not enough words that I can even type to do it justice. Exterior When you first enter St. Peter's Square and first see the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My third time to visit St. Peter's and wow it truly is amazing. I felt very emotional at St. John Paul ll's tomb. He was such an inspiration as a Pope for many of my generation. The design and architecture are beyond belief. One could spend hours in this very special place. The history of it is amazing even for... More 

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