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San Pietro in Vincoli

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Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
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+39 6 488 2865
8:00 am - 12:20 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:20 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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Michelangelo's "Moses"

It's worth making a detour to visit this lovely church, home to Michelangelo's sublime marble sculpture of Moses. It's akin to his "Pieta" in St. Peter's Basilica and Bernini's... read more

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It's worth making a detour to visit this lovely church, home to Michelangelo's sublime marble sculpture of Moses. It's akin to his "Pieta" in St. Peter's Basilica and Bernini's "St. Theresa in Ecstasy." Three must-see sculptures in The Eternal City. I was in Rome for eight days and visited this on my first and final days in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a little off the tourists paths but worth for finding. It houses the chains the held St Peter before his death. It also is home to an amazing Michelangelo sculpture of Moses.

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Final day in Rome. Found the final Michelangelo statue at a church very near our hotel. If it were displayed in conditions similar to the David, his Moses statue might be the more famous. This is a fabulous statue and worth the long walk up the steps. Very near the Coliseum

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This church is a bit hidden from main tourist route but worth visiting because of its beautiful interior and of course one of the first works of one Famous sculptor and his Moses (with horns) figure.

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The chains which bound St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Rome and Jerusalem are kept in the gold reliquary in front of the altar of the Church San Pietro in Vincoli. The story goes that the chains which held the saint in Jerusalem were given to Pope Leo I who placed them next to the chains which had held... More 

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We aren't planning on seeing loads of churches in Rome but happened upon this one as we walked to the Colosseum. It was beautiful inside and very interesting to see the relic box with the chains of St Peter. A lovely find and a welcome view into the churches of Rome.

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Free and the Michelangelo of Moses is, of course, worth the visit with hardly any queues so recommene

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San Pietro in Vincoli is a famous basilica with St. Peter's Chain and Michelangelo's Statue of Moses with Horns. You can easily visit this basilica by metro and uphill walk. (1) Take Metro Line B (Blue Line) from Termini to Laurentina direction. Board a rear car of the metro. --> Get off at the first stop (Cavour stop), and exit... More 

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I have seen San Pietro in Vincoli several time because my Faculty (Engineering) was in the former convent. The new lights are now revealing new and astonishing details. It is worth a visit being at a short distance from Colosseo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing and charming church located close to the Colosseum and famous for the Moses of Michelangelo and also the chains of Saint Peter. The place is out of the beaten track and the interior is also very nice and full of history! Pass by before approaching the Colosseum..

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