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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...
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.
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To see the pope was amazing!!! I would recomend when the pope is on Sunday and go that day, and the following see the museums and the cathedral!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To see the pope was amazing!!! I would recomend when the pope is on Sunday and go that day, and the following see the museums and the cathedral!!!!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To avoid the long queues, make sure that you are at the church before 8 am. And before going into the church, go first up into the dome. You can choose to walk all the stairs or cheat a bit a go up by elevator first and then take the last 330 steps up to the outside of the dome,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is not only the main church in Roman Catholicism it is the burial site of its namesake St. Peter, one of the Apostles of Jesus Christ, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome. But to get in is not easy have to be in a long queue, unless you get a guided tour for the vatican museum and basilica.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Make sure you spare an hour or two climbing to the top of the dome. It's not for the feint-hearted but definitely worth it! Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

All the looking up you'll be doing will give your neck and shoulders a hard time. The ceiling is as good as every one says and could be studied for days! Don't forget your glasses! This area of the tour was I found the nicest as the rest of the Vatican you are bearded round like a mad dog on... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have just come home from the most wonderful holiday which included staying in Rome. Of course it was a must see to go to the Vatican which we done with a tour guide who was fabulous. This building and the surrounding places are extremely beautiful and steeped with history. The Sistine chapel was amazing as was all of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Hard to put into words how impressive everything is... 100% worth the visit if you don't want to deal with the queues, visit the Basilica in the evenings!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You cannot imagine the size of St Peter's Basilica! Warning - Get here very EARLY as the queues can be overwhelming! It's free entry, and it seemed like the whole world wanted to get in on the day we visited! Luckily we went early as knew it would be busy! Absolutely blown away by the arts and treasures inside, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What can one add but beautiful. To trulely put in perspective, visit Saint John's Cathedral which is the seat of the bishop of Rome (the Pope). It is equally impressive, if not more so.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

this was one of the most amazing places i have experienced i was in awe from the moment i walked in until i left words cannot express how beautiful it was

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