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San Pietro in Vincoli: Tours & Tickets

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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were out for a walk and stumbled across this beautiful church. Inside much to my surprise was a sculpture done by Michelangelo.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My favorite work of art and sculpture. More moving to me than David or the Pieta, both great art. Entry is free. A great rarity. Moses, appears to be ready to leap from his throne in anger because the people were not following God’s will....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great out of the way place you must visit. No crowds and the Moses statue is just plain amazing. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank 881joel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see the chains which help St. Peter is amazing enough. But then you look to your right and see Michelangelo's Moses. I simply have no words!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank skygoddesstrish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church does not look impressive from the outside, but it contains Michelangelo's magnificent Moses sculpture, as well as the Chains of St. Peter. The church is only a five minute walk from the coliseum, so leave time to see it before or after your...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basilica is an unimpressive un-Renaissance like architecture. Don’t let the lack of this or baroque glamour fool you at all. It is worth going in to just see the glaring and angry Moses with horns. Don’t just take this Julius homage front on. In fact...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the ancient minor Basilicas in Rome. The exterior is not very impressive, but the interior is beautiful. The nave is flanked by pretty columns. The curved ceiling with eye-catching paintings is fantastic. Most important, do not miss the relics of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 51gregoryl
Reviewed August 31, 2019

This Basilica is off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Another beautiful church in Italy. Being away from most of the sites this location was not crowed at all. Here you can find the famous statue of Moses with horns. There are also...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful church to visit . Not too crowded and explanatory panels worth reading to understand the history and architecture of the church. Very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank pioletdefusta
Reviewed August 11, 2019

The tomb of Pope Julius done by Michaelangelo features his famous horned Moses. This is a must see and because the church is not a popular destination, you can visit this masterpiece without any crowds. The chains of St Peter are also the church's most...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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JeffB834
May 26, 2019|
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Response from JamezVA | Reviewed this property |
This is not a large church compared to others and it is not easily accessed by the long stairway from Via Cavour (your direct walking route from Termini Station), so try to drop off bags at your hotel first.
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Bhearon
April 10, 2019|
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Response from 728mariadelcarmenz | Reviewed this property |
Call first to make sure. Some churches don’t even allow people in during Easter services.
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Bhearon
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