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St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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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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“beautiful church” (245 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (985 reviews)
“sheer size” (191 reviews)
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

It was right before Epifany and was being readied for the Pope. You feel goosebumps as you glide by the altars, statues, gaze at the ceilings and walls. It truly moves you to tears if given a chance to reflect.

Thank Pete S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited the Vatican several times during our Christmas time visit to Rome. We were accompanied by my wife’s mother on a guided tour of the museums, St. Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel and each of us was thoroughly delighted and impressed...More

Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed yesterday

Firstly we visited in October 2016 (but Trip Advisor) wouldn't let me add this date. I did not visit for religious reasons, but history/architectural was my inspiration. The church is beautiful. I can only imagine how much it cost to build (and to up keep)....More

Thank peathatsme
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visit the Vatican with a guided tour is the best choice. Skip cues and know the history told by a true lover of the country. We hires Civitatis tour (vatican+colisseum+palatino) and have to confess I am amazed. Ah! Do not forget to get up the...More

Thank obisart
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the greatest place in Rome. Strongly recommend to go there and see beautiful paintings. Really I could feel the Saint atmosphere of this place.

Thank Paweł Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's very nice to visit the St. Peter Basilica. Climbing to the top of the Dome is worth experiencing.

Thank Royax
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this as part of a tour with City Wonders. The building is unbelievable. Amazing architecture. It is not until you get inside that you realise how big this building is. It can fit St Pauls Cathedral (in London) inside it. I would recommend...More

Thank Wetravelalot12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Basilica is amazing, incredible and really big. The atmosphere is sensational. Try to get there at the end of the day and watch a mass, I think it’s start arround 5pm but you’re better to check. (Sorry my English). IT’S FREE TO VISIT BUT...More

Thank Marcelo_Dalcin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The grandest church in the world. You will feel miniscule and dwarfed by the immensity of the Basilica. The amount of History, architecture, art is astounding. To see Michelangelo's pieta is astonishing. To see Bernini's altar canopy is powerful. I had no idea just how...More

Thank walltim123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve visited here twice now and both times it was just as breathtaking. A beautiful building and something you have to see. It’s 12 euros for a lift and then stairs to get to the top of the dome, a great view and also an...More

Thank Lois J
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Catriona D
January 11, 2018|
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Response from Matt S | Reviewed this property |
It’s free if you don’t pay for skip the line. I paid 30€ for a skip the line and saved me about 2-3hours if standing there so way worth it even if your on a budget
Mary W
December 30, 2017|
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Response from Zachary S | Reviewed this property |
You need to get skip the line tickets or you will spend most of your day waiting in line
suzanne s
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Rachael G | Reviewed this property |
We actually paid for a guided tour which cut out the queues.... though there was still queuing ... and it was 45 Euro per head. But you have to set this in the context that you get comprehensive information about Vatican... More