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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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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Beautiful but go at the end of the afternoon to avoid huge crowds

St. Peter's Basilica is one of those not to be missed attractions when visiting Rome. It is truly awe inspiring and the vastness of the building is laid out on the floor, where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

St. Peter's Basilica is one of those not to be missed attractions when visiting Rome. It is truly awe inspiring and the vastness of the building is laid out on the floor, where they show where other big churches world wide end, and the St. Peter's keeps going. Best to combine the Basilica with prepaid tickets to the Vatican museum,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go early and enjoy such a marvelous place. The crowds can be intimidating if you do not get there early. The Vatican Museum is a great collection of many different phases of artworks. The Sistene Chapel is breathtaking after the restoration. We used Angel Tours and the guide really was knowledgable and helped with the historical facts and interesting stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely square... tonnes of people, and you may wonder where is everyone going? On the second day we had an audience with Pope! Usually on a Wednesday and Sunday morning we learned that the Pope addresses the audience ... this was a blessing for us, and was the cherry on the cake for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Always a joy to see the beauty and grandness of this church which took 120 years to build! The sculpture and endless mosaic works of art are astounding!

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's hard to imagine it's a country. A must see place. So glorious place that makes you respect itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing quite prepares you for the size and magnificent beauty of St Peter's. There is just so much to see. Entry is free (you pay to go into the Dome) but be prepared for queues for security. Also ladies must not have bare shoulders, so skimpy t shirts/strappy tops for example will not be allowed, and men must have covering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

From the outset, I must inform that I am a practicing Muslim but even for me the visit was an overwhelming experience. My family and I made the most of it. Of all the Basilicas, Cathedrals and Domos we visited including at Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa and Rome, from outside St. Peter's Basilica may not be the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Basilica. Make sure you dress appropriately when going through any churches in Rome and surrounding areas. All females are to have their shoulders covered and down past their knees. Some basilicas but not all will have cover ups for you but you are best wearing your own clothes. You will be awed by this astounding church. The sculptures and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to see St. Peter's basilica while our tour to Rome. There was a huge line I the morning. But once you enter, u can enjoy the beauty of architecture. We went to the top of basilica. There were two options- by left or by climbing the stairs. We preferred to go by stairs. Stairs were very narrow but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is the best of the entire Vatican City.First things first.Make sure you book your tickets before hand as the line is long and you might have to wait for around 2 hours.Also if you are planning to take a guide don't book guided tours from the website.You will find dozens of guides there who are ready to negotiate the... More 

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Additional Information about St. Peter's Basilica

Address: Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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