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San Pietro in Vincoli

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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
+39 6 488 2865
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We strolled here after visiting the Colosseum only to find it closed for mid afternoon. So we had to wander around the area until it opened back up. Was really worth the wait though. Michelangelo's statue of Moses was beautiful and Chains worn by St....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not far from the Colosseum, this quiet and beautiful church is worth visiting. It is said to contain the chains worn by St Peter, displayed and contained in a beautiful reliquary, but the real highlight is the statue of Moses by Michelangelo. Make sure to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank pleskar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truly moving. As a Catholic, it is just overwhelming to be in the presence of the chains used to hold St. Peter. Even if you are not religious, definitely worthy of a visit to see Michaelangelo's Moses. Just note that as with all churches in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank silviaponce778
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Altar created by Michelangelo is beyond remarkable. The Moses statue is beyond words. And the chains of St. Peter are in this church as well. It's just a few blocks up from the Colosseum so take the time to find it or look it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank MsK48979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little off the beaten track, but close to the Coliseum. Well worth the detour if only for the amazing sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo. Also has the holy relic of the chains of Saint Peter. No admission and no crowds.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank IreneGaudet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main 2 items to visiting this place is moses statue by michelangelo and the chain which is belongs to sait peters. Its a good experince to see a great masterpiece.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank mohammadrezas613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quiet church, off the beaten track. So no crowds at all, even though it's close to the other attractions. The main attraction if course the sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo. It's also a nice place to sit in after hectic wanderings around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kmz88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting this church, slightly off the beaten track. It contains Michelangelo's famous Moses sculpture & also the relics of the holy chain that bound St Peter. Steep steps lead up to the square where it's located.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 09robbins
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This place was my favorite location in all of Rome. It was quiet, not crowded. And Moses was so beautiful in person. I finally understand why people get emotional looking at works of art.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dtapia52910
Reviewed March 11, 2019

The church was difficult to get to when walking from the north on the way to the Colosseum. There were some serious steps to walk up. I still don't get the horns; people don't have horns and neither did Moses. Other than that, the sculptures...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
April 10, 2019|
Response from MamaMia796 | Reviewed this property |
No I’m sorry i don’t.
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May 25, 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
According to the sign outside the church eucaristic celebrations are weekdays @8 & 12. Assume music is being played. Festivals are @ 9 & 11.