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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
Activities: Dining
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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The only sensible way to get in is with a Q Beater ticket. 2 to 3 hours in the heat of Rome is not the way to prepare for what is inside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The only sensible way to get in is with a Q Beater ticket. 2 to 3 hours in the heat of Rome is not the way to prepare for what is inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I would thoroughly recommend adding St Peter's Basilica to Vatican Museum tour I would also recommend you do the early tour at 8am avoiding a crush at least for a lot of the way round the tour. I do think it is worth the extra cost if you can budget for it , as it can potentially save you a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I felt blessed being here, i saw Pope in General Audience. Breathtaking architecture. Am sure no one will miss this, but be ready for huge waiting time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Going to the Main cathedral of the Catolic Religion, of course you have to expect allways thousends of people per day. Learn to deal with it, because everybody is trying to do the same, getting in. It is well organized and i went on a sunday, must tell you that the best time to get in the sistine chapel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You can spend an entire day here! Try not to come on Sunday since there are services offered. I recommend you enter through the Vatican Museum. The line is shorter and the Museum is amazing as well. The Pieta is worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Hightlight of our trip. Arrived about 10 and queue was around the square but we wer in after 80 mins. The queue got smaller after this.The Basilica is fantastic and we also went up to viewing platform. Alot of stairs to be climbed to get to top but there is an elevator half way wnd there is a terrace there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

St Peter's Basilica is a must-do tourist attraction that offers you religion, history and an experience that will last a lifetime. Although the queue to get into the Basilica can be fairly long (anything between 1-2 hours) I guarantee that this FREE ENTRY attraction will not fail to impress. Additional you have the opportunity to pay a very small fee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Having gone to Milan, Venice & Florence already and admire all the key cathedrals & climbed up the towers & duomos, I was beginning to get a little "duomo-ed out" and didn't think I could be impressed any further. I was wrong! As soon as I stepped inside the building, I literally let out a loud "wooooooooooooow!". The interior of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We waited in line late one afternoon for about 30 minute, totally worth it! What a beautiful cathedral! A mass was going on during our visit. I just wish we could have seen the pope!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended, amazing artwork and architecture. Go early to avoid monumental queues. Read about the site prior to visiting.

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