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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 3731
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...

Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.

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Priority line: St Peter's Cupola Walking Tour

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Incredible structure!

Everything in Vatican City is absolutely breathtaking, St. Peter's Basilica spares no expense to add to it. This is the biggest church in the world, in the smallest country. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Hawarden, Wales, United Kingdom
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Hawarden, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Everything in Vatican City is absolutely breathtaking, St. Peter's Basilica spares no expense to add to it. This is the biggest church in the world, in the smallest country. If visiting the Vatican isn't on your bucket list then it definitely should be!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nice place but to hat inside ni Aircobdirion No budy advice ehere should to visit I discover the dumo up side u will buy tiket 8 Euro to go up and to see all vaticsn ftom up nice experiance

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

What can you say but WOW the extreme wealth in this building is bordering on the obscene, theres gold and marble by the tonne, untold amounts of artwork, tapestries, statues etc it's all stunning and a must see attraction even for those who have no religion- However it makes me somewhat sad to see so much wealth in one building... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a wonderful and beautiful place and very relaxing atmosphere but the queues are the longest I have ever seen. You have to be searched before going in and I don't think it suitable for children because of the amount of time you have to wait to get in and st peters square is a very cold place.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again, after 43 years it is still a magnificent architectural gem. The shear size and scope are beyond imagination. Art lovers will be amazed. This is a must see for everyone of any faith tradition.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traveling with younger children: strollers are not allowed, but there is a holding area, free of charge. Definitely worth the visit, must see in one's lifetime!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must do when in Rome. Tip don't go with one of the many touts, entrance to St Peter Basilica is fee as it is a church. The tickets for sale are for the Vatican museum and the Sistine chapel, but don't buy off the ticket touts which are like flies, just go to a shop on the corner of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing. If I had to pick the 5 top places to visit in your lifetime, this would be it. Go visit the Sistine Chapel as well if you're already there. Visit the crypt below too, where St Peter's tomb is located. This basilica was the highlight of my Europe trip.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the true wonders of the world. From both an architectural and spiritual perspective it is truly amazing. It is special that you can still find time for peace and prayer if required. A must see place when in Rome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not what we expected we assumed it would be dripping with gold and wealth surprisingly it was quite plain magnificent roof. Lots of it closed off to visitors. As an atheist it just didn't move me at all.

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