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San Pietro in Vincoli

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Address: Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 6 488 2865
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that...

This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.

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Michaelangelo's Moses is the start attraction of the San Pietro in Vincoli church. Truly superb and not to be missed (even though this church up on a hill is difficult for many... read more

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Michaelangelo's Moses is the start attraction of the San Pietro in Vincoli church. Truly superb and not to be missed (even though this church up on a hill is difficult for many to find). St. Peter's chains (claimed to be those used to imprison the church's founder) are also on display and the story of the chains is fascinating. Note:... More 

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I visited here a couple of years ago and have felt drawn back ever since. The church, like all in Rome has a wonderful array of frescos. The famous Michelangelo's 'Moses' resides here, as do some of the chains which held St Peter in prison (Acts of the Apostles) and relics of the Maccabean brothers. Lovely, very helpful sacristan who... More 

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Recommended for a visit of about an hour to see all the best of this site. Free to enter and not as busy as some of the attractions in Rome.

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I did not know this existed. Timber from Baby Jesus' crib is encased in this beautiful display. Very peaceful and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This church houses one of the greatest sculptures ever created, the statue of Moses made by Michelangelo. This place is a short walk from the Colosseum. The church itself is nice, and the presence of Moses definitely makes this place a must visit.

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San Pietro in Vincoli is translated as "St Peter in Chains." It is a short walk from the Colosseum. It's most famous for the statue of Moses, created by Michaelangelo, which forms part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. Saint Peter in Chains is quite an important church, it's well worth a look if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is rather near to Colosseum, a little bit mounted on a hill. We took our time after seeing the Flavian Amphitheatre to visit this Roman Catholic titular church and minor basilica in Rome. It is located between the area enclosing the Colosseum and the Via Cavour on the north from it, in the Piazza San Pietro in Vincoli.... More 

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This minor Basilica of St Peter in Chains is slightly out of the way but worth visiting when in the area surrounding the colosseum. It is probably most famous for displaying the chains that bound St Peter in Jerusalem and in Rome which according to legend miraculously fused when brought together. They are on display in a reliquary under the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a church that is well-preserved and accessible, this is not the place. Signs are plastered over much of the building, and lighting the Moses statue costs a euro and does not seem to improve the statue. However, if you want to appreciate Michelangelo's Moses statue in person, especially if you are in the area to visit... More 

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If you have time while visiting the Colosseum, going in here is worth the extra walk. My opinion, Michelangelo has one of his best works in here. Not sure why, but this church gives me a closeness to early Christians.

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