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St. Peter's Basilica

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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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 via mobile

This was one of my best visits ever, you should do it with the Vatican museum and the Chappel Church.

Thank Sherif L
Reviewed yesterday

You must take a private tour - otherwise the line outside to go through security is hours long. Seriously. St Peter's is free itself. The word breathtaking does not do it justice. If you have to skip anything, don't bother with the Sistine Chapel. Between...More

Thank cweave02000
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once in a lifetime experience. Skipped the enormous line by taking the guided tour of the Vatican Museums.

Thank Mikkel A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Lord's Prayer Our Father Who art in heaven Hallowed by thy name your kingdom Comes.Give us this day Your daily Bread.Forgive our trespass as we forgive....

Thank joelsangeorge001
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely buy a skip the line ticket or go really early. We showed up at 1400 and the line was several 100m long. It wasn't moving very quickly either. For whatever reason, they only had 1 metal detector running for probably at least 300 people...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was hard going but if you can, ignore the lift, and climb the stairs right to the cupola of St Peter's basilica, quite simply breathtakingly beautiful. To see the structure from inside, and to see the stunning altar from above.... just amazing. The basilica...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

St. Peter's Basilica is 1 of only 2 places I have ever been to where my jaw literally dropped (not a figure of speech). It is impossible to capture in a picture. It is so incredible and beautiful. Highly recommend doing a tour of the...More

1  Thank Kieran P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This whole area was probably nice once, but it's less a glorious place of worship now, and more a hub for ticket touts, aggressive tour sellers, street merchants, shockingly tacky gift shops around the square.

Thank Loztastic
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm not really sure what to say here. I think everyone is aware of the grandeur, history and culture. I guess I'm just verifying what most everyone else thinks. It's hard to think of going to Rome without visiting the Vatican city and St Peter's.

Thank Mike16Chicago
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We paid extra to skip the line and gain entrance from the sisten chapel. Words can't describe this wonderful religious house of God. We both felt the immense power if good in the building. We were allowed to say prayers even though we aren't Christians....More

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Arthur T
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Response from Jeanne B | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Sonny M | Reviewed this property |
I'd recommend you take the audio tour, which is essentially self-guided...
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Response from Lefkoseikos | Reviewed this property |
If you have bought a Vatican Museum And Sistine Chapel ticket on-line from the vatican's own site than no problem you can skip the queues and go straight to the booth at the entrance to colllect you actual ticket. Then after... More