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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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Outstanding visitor attraction

Excellent visitor attraction - well organised throughout with outstanding Roman artefacts within a very religious setting - magnificent and the best thing I have seen throughout... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent visitor attraction - well organised throughout with outstanding Roman artefacts within a very religious setting - magnificent and the best thing I have seen throughout my trip to Rome.

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

We booked a complete tour, our guide with the blue umbrella was so good, with a very good sense of fun. He knew everything we wanted to know and so much more. Three main points, check for ticket saving options; advance booking/bundle. Walking shoes, knee length skirt/shorts. Have a scarf to cover shoulders. Water, bring a bottle, you can refill... More 

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Thank Trippmber
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The inside of the basilica is quite something. Since me and my husband are not christians we didnt hav much what to expect of the basilica but its stunning.. Every little nook and corner is beautiful and worth a visit

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Thank SidraOmar
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful building..with breath taking murals, paintings and sculptures.The Marble Colonnades are marvellous. Late afternoon is a good time to go as not so busy..A mass was also taking place at 17.30, which added so much to the atmosphere, one didn't have to follow any particular religion to feel moved by the haunting singing voice of the Priest .

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Thank Jane G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Firstly they will not allow you entry if your knees or shoulders are not covered. There is plenty of information telling you this beforehand. The basilica itself if stunning, however, if you want to see the dome, or anything more than the basic "church" then they charge you, which to be honest seems a bit of a con. If you... More 

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Thank Kittyyumyum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Were a very interesting visit, out tour guide (private) make sure that we could see the highlights of vatican gallery, the sixteen chapel and St Peter's. It was a great half day. Paola

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Tonyrefail, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on a cruise around the med. Got off and visited Rome. This is an amazing place with so much history. A must for young or old

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our trip to Vatican was purely tourism as we are not Christians. This basilica is absolutely stunning. It's unbelievable feeling to visit something so old. Must see. The tickets are part of the Vatican museum ticket.

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Thank DreamgirlBoston
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing and beautiful. So much history and art. If you have an informative guide you will learn more than if you go it alone! Highly recommended!

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Thank moeden1951
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here during a sunny weekday with a lot of people, everywhere. The lines were long, and if you have a big company or kids I don't recommend going here. However, the architecture and the history it includes is wonderful and breathtaking. It is definitely worth a visit and there are multiple restaurants in the area if you are... More 

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