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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
8:00 am - 12:20 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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Another Beautiful Basilica in Rome

I am not a religious person...at all. That being said, the history and beauty of this basilica is moving. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a religious person...at all. That being said, the history and beauty of this basilica is moving. I would recommend this to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church was kinda at the right place right time. We were heading back to our hotel and our guide suggested we check it out. So we did. It's a church. The Moses statue is cool cause it's half a young Moses and half an Old Moses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This little cathedral doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it houses Michelangelo's Moses. Free to the public and not crowded, this out of the way spot is a great quick stop if you are close to the Colosseum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me it was quite difficult to find open this church because of the program ( I had to come here about three times to manage to visit it). But it was worth! Here are the chains of the St Peter ( he was shackled in prison Mamertina). Also, there is the most famous statuary of Michelangelo( with the famous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique church with Michelangelo's statue and St.Peter's chains. It is really worth visiting, like some other churches where you can find wonderful works of art, as well as important historic pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You've probably read about it and seen pictures, but nothing substitutes for standing in front of the masterpiece by Michelangelo, one of the world;s great sculptures. As a bonus San Pietro in Vincoll is a short walk from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum...two other "must see" sights of Rome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Built upon foundations dating back to the 400's, the purpose of this church was to be the reliquary for chains that bound St. Peter, during his imprisonment in Jerusalem . Something quite remarkable happened next. There was another set of chains that St. Peter had been imprisoned with during his last imprisonment in Rome. When Pope Leo I held both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tomb of Pope Julius II with several statues by Michelangelo. Julius commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Lovely church that often holds weddings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group visited here as part of a your named "The Hidden Treasures of Rome". The main attraction in this church is the Tomb of Pope Julius II, created by Michelangelo, of which the most popular feature is the sculpture of Moses. There is some amazing detail in the Moses statue, especially his beard. Other features that I found interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church. There was a wedding taking place when we arrived, so waited until the formalities were over before going inside. Not so other tourists, humans never cease to amaze. Moses statue is undergoing some restoration so couldn't appreciate it fully, but still amazing. Beautiful place and definitely a must see.

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