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Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is an amazing creation of man. It is truly over the top but it is beautiful. You cannot help but marvel at what it is and what it represents. I went on a Sunday morning during Lent and we arrived around 9 am and were in the Basilica before the start of Mass at 10:30. There are going to be lines. Expect it. But they did move quickly and once you are passed security, you can pretty much stay for as long as you like and explore as much of the church as you like. Personally, I enjoyed ascending to the top of the Cupola. It does cost 7 euros (if you take the elevator - 5 if you climb the 500 steps). It was a gorgeous day and the views from the top were amazing. Seeing Micheleangelo's Pieta was breathtaking. St. Peter's is one of the things everyone should see if they are in Rome.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

Thank goodness we didn't need to queue around the perimeter for 4/5 hours by gaining access to the Basilica from the Sistine Chapel.
The interior is amazing. On such a grand and vast scale I've never seen anything like it before.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

Do not be put off by the long queue as it is fast moving.

Once you enter, you will not regret as the ceiling is amazing as are the past papals carvings.

One can even have a quite prayer even though the throng of visitors are none stop.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

Glad we took a guided tour as it was crowded for the Easter weekend.

Decided to skip Vatican musuem as it looked very very busy and so navigation itself would have taken a lot of time

The visit to the basilica was a bit hurries as they started sending people out around 12.30 for Good Friday preprations.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Sree P
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Reviewed April 15, 2015

Priceless works of great artists and thousand years of history unfold in this great monument.
We avoided long queues by purchasing Omnia Vatican pass in advance online from London. Fast track entry. Very crowded.

Date of experience: March 2015
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