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San Pietro in Vincoli

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Address: Piazza di 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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We stayed near Termini Station and San Pietro is on the way to the Colosseum from our hotel. It is worth the stop. The church is up a long flight of stairs in a square off the... read more

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Cobourg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed near Termini Station and San Pietro is on the way to the Colosseum from our hotel. It is worth the stop. The church is up a long flight of stairs in a square off the street. Worth a visit.

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This church just happened to be around the corner from our AirBnb and so it was great to pop in on one of our walks. The outside isn't spectacular, and some of the inside is in disrepair, but the unique things are so worth a visit. The Michelangelo statue of Moses with horns is spectacular, as is the altar with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This church (which is free to enter) is just a quick walk up the hill from the Colosseum. While we were there, one large tour group came through to check out Michelangelo's breathtaking statue of Moses and the chains that were used to bind St. Peter. However, they left quite quickly. Compared to most sites in Rome, this church is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little church with Michelangelo's Moses Statue. It's great in that the Church is not very busy but there are other places in Rome I would recommend (stay longer at the Vatican). I mentioned to our tour guide that this very muscular 'Moses' looks a lot like 'Zeus.' She didn't agree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting this church is a must. Two things to see, the chains by which San Pietro was chained, and the marvellous statue of Moses by Michael Angelo. The statue is a marvellous work of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short up hill walk from the Colosseum, the exterior is plain compared to the beautiful Michaelangelo sculpture inside. Have a Euro coin handy to light up the sculptured monument. Chains of St Peter also on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit is a must to admire Michelangelo's Moses. We waited for 90 minutes for the church to open but it was worth it. No wonder, as the story goes, that the artist said to the statue Parla when he had finished it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

70 or so step climb from Cavour street takes you to the St. Peter in Chains Church. Spend 10-15 minutes admiring the Michaelangelo sculpture of Moses as will as the chains reputed to have bound St. Peter. Admission is free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Off the general tourist trail so fewer crowds. Definitely 1st century roman manacles, attributable specifically to Peter is another question, but absolutely historically accurate. Don't miss Michelangelo's very famous Moses (with the horns!). But they're not actually horns, don't take the bait, they were intended to be the beams of Glory shining from Moses' face after talking with God face... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stairway through a cave with a local accordianist set the tone for the quiet church where two amazing artifacts are exhibited. Both are very moving.

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