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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 »
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Thame, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The inside of St Peter's Basillica will blow you away. The words are hard to find to describe it. Just visit and see for yourself. Get yourself there before eight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I've alwaysssss wanted to visit Rome and I got the chance to do so about 2 years ago. My boyfriend and I visited St. Peter's Basilica after touring the Vatican museum....and it was a great experience! We stood in awe of every single thing!

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We just loved the basilica and the museum at St. Paul's. The artwork and statues were amazing and seeing the Sistine Chapel was one of the highlights of this trip

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I knew this would be impressive, but it's so much more magnificent in person. The size is huge and the decoration is beautiful. There are large "paintings" on the wall that look like Renaissance masterpieces, but they are really ultra-small mosaics. The altar and chapel by Bernini are beautiful. If you are only in Rome for one day, see this... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was amazed by the beauty of the basilica, I was also touched by the emotions of certain visitors. I would recommend a trip here to anybody. It was truly awe inspiring to sit down and say a prayer at such a important site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Do not let queues of any length put you off visiting this spectacle. Our queue stretched completely around the courtyard but took around 35 minutes to move along and in. Remember to keep shoulders covered and be prepared for security checks. Do not get roped into paying for expensive tours on the roadside. Queue up and get in for free... More

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a very famous church, and a lot of people wants to visit it. Get there early in the morning. Then you dont have to spend your time in the queue. Take the stairs up to the top of the cupol, its worth the effort even if it is a tough walk with narrow stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You shouldn't visit Vatican City without seeing St. Peter's Basilica. Admittedly, the long lines are imposing, so we waited until we could visit first thing in the morning. The guidebooks are right, the 7:00 am opening is the best time to get a very personal experience with your visit. There was no line, no wait, and no crowds inside. We... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Really beautiful place inside. Really is worth a visit. Painted ceilings are amazing to look at. Statues of previous popes etc.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

An awe inspiring building, in history, size and significance. Our Angel Tour guide was very knowledgeable and this tour was excellent value for money.

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