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St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt
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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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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed yesterday

Visit to St Peters Basilica at the Vatican was highlight of our trip. One doesn't need a ticket to enter the Basilica but if you visit the Vatican Museum or Sistine chapel you'll need tickets. There are many people trying to sell tickets for 'skip...More

Thank atourist2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went today. Got there at 9 30 and v big queue to get in. Took 45 mins. Lots of agents trying to sell beat the queue tickets. Remember it's free to get in. Once in did the steps to the top of st peters dome....More

Thank paulmaggs
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the first time that I needed to pass through security, but it was worth the wait. No matter the amount of people inside, there is always space for peace and prayer. Michaelangelo's La Pieta always take my breath away: it is a beautiful...More

Thank carlaroelh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous architecture, beautiful inside, memorable. Worth visiting. The peace that gives you, the art and history around you is worth all your time spend.

Thank Dana P
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful inside and out. We did the skip the line with 15 euros per person and was money well-spent. The decorations are beautiful and has prayer areas for those who want to pray inside. They do check to ensure your shoulders and knees are covered.

Thank rshim09
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning. Just awe inspiring. I was literally taken back. A must in everyones lifetime. All of vatican city was amazing but this was def the crowning jewel

Thank Rory F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a stunning experience to be there at the biggest cathedral in the world. We have climbed the stairs to the top of the cupola (with elevator to the roof). The view was fantastic but there were too many people and it was a...More

Thank Addamz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The largest Basilica I have every visited. Right in the centre of the Vatican City, there is nothing like the St. Peter's Basilica (or the money spent building it). Directly to the right of the you can see the 'Pieta' statue by Michelangelo. The St....More

Thank Rand O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's free to visit as are all the Basilicas in Rome. Don't get ripped of with passes. Don't go Wednesday unless you want to stand in square only and see the pope. I can definitely see where all the money goes when people put money...More

Thank mrbungle72
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, majestic, solemn, divine, and peaceful are just some of the adjectives that I can think of to describe the Basilica. While maybe to some it is just a huge church, I look at it as a bastion of wisdom, love, and spirituality. The most...More

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July 20, 2017|
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Response from Julia K | Reviewed this property |
Hi I just googled" skip the queue tours in Rome .".... And hey presto! There It was, Easy Peasy , Hope you have the same luck ..........Happy travelling!
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July 15, 2017|
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Response from Ramon S | Reviewed this property |
The entrance to the Basílica is free. The wait to get in could be up to 3 hours. But they have a service "Skip the line" which is 15 Euro. I used that and most definitely would recommend it.
July 14, 2017|
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Response from AntarcticBound | Reviewed this property |
Rome is always going to be difficult if not mobile. We stayed near Trevi Fountain at a hotel with taxi rank outside and travel to the main points of interest from there - with some walking. St. Peters has an entrance for... More