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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a tour here with a tour group - the best way to go to avoid ques and hours of waiting. Get an early morning tour. City walks is a great company to join

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

By accident, I fell into the best timing to visit St. Peter's which included a walk to the top of the duomo. For sure, go there before 8 am. It opens at 7 am and there are no lines. I walked right up to the ticket booth to pay my admission to walk to the top - where you get... More

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Sutton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Worth the visit. Hard to believe the richness when there is so much poverty in the world. The climb to the top of the tower is arduous but worth the effort. One of the few places where you are not bothered by street vendors.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is stunning inside and out. Beat the lines by getting there early, its that easy. Psst 9am, the crowd arrives in masses. Get there before hand and its only a 20 minute wait or so. Be sure tp hang around outside and watch the changing of the Swiss Guard

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best architectural monuments of Italy and in the world. I am an atheist, but you can not remain surprised by the beauty of the building and the view from the top.

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edsion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We went to the St. Peter's basilica after the Vatican museum tour, there is a Lot of climbing, but the experience and views are amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Vatican, home of the pope, has the largest church building in Christendom. Highlights inside the basilica include Michelangelo's Pietà and a 29 metres tall baldachin by Bernini. To get inside you will have wait in the long queue which may take 3-4 hours. I have seen few guides are telling, they can take you inside without queue but you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

visit the basilica in the afternoon...the colours are better and pictures look nicer...walk towards the basilica from afar and admire the view of its magnificence..statues in the the square and basilica were really pretty and the view inside is really amazing..the climb to the top of the dome cost €7 with the elevator and walking about 300 steps and €5... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We toured the basilica with Sergio via the Livitaly tour, which I would highly recommend. He was so knowledgeable and I believe without the proper guide, one would be overwhelmed and wouldn't pick up on all of the detail and history of the basilica. A+++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautifully breath taking. We paid extra for an audio tour and thoroughly enjoyed it as it explained the history surrounding the individuals pieces.

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