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San Pietro in Vincoli

Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little off the main road, this church is a must see. Legend holds that the chains there were used to imprison St. Peter. The real gem though is Michelangelo's statue of Moses in Pope Julius' tomb.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They put a rope for separation. A bit disappointed since this place opens only on selected hours - be notified.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps only in Rome could a sophisticated combination of devotion, refinement and genius be found in the same place... love to rebuild, in 432-440, the original Basilica Eudoxiana from older foundations "to house the relic of the chains that bound Saint Peter when he was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

small and beautiful basilica near the collibseum the statue of moses is situated unthe end of the tour but is one of most great work of michaelangelo u can visit the site from 4 p.m

Thank tchitchiAshdod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before my first trip to Italy, I was told this was a must see. I agree!!! First as religious person, seeing the chains of St. Peter was inspiring. However, as an art major seeing Michelangelo's Moses was a dream come true. Just remember to have...More

Thank mommab17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Basilica 10 years ago and it made an impression then. The main highlight is Michaelangelo's Moses which is just such a glorious example of his genius. We went to St. Peter's the day before and saw Pieta, but you can see Moses...More

Thank Jayne1010_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip. A family friend had recommended that we experience this Basilica with it's Michelangelo masterpiece. Glad we took his advice. The church is slightly off the beaten path, but defintely make the effort to locate it. Michelangelo's Moses was...More

Thank CanadianShane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't excited about visiting here but not only is there a Michalangelo, but a few or the mori-sculpture are AMAZING, the kind that horror movies are made from! I LOVE IT! The church isn't anything spectacular but the chains of St Peter are fascinating...More

Thank MRFRIENDLY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Roma local guide, this is MUST TO DO !!! cause of Masterpiece of Michelangelo (Mose) made for Tomb of Pope Julius II around 1500, Chain of St. Peter (patron of Rome) stored in here, he freed from the jail by an angel... So...More

Thank Iman-Tourist_Guide
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very excited to see chains that held Peter! We stayed at Hotel Quiranale and it was a short walk to get to see this beautiful church.

Thank jjlumber
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Angela G
20 March 2017|
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Response from antonygk | Reviewed this property |
no. there is no rush at all. There is no entrance fee also.
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Yehuda E
19 March 2017|
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Response from Bmccall529 | Reviewed this property |
No. You cannot see the statue from the outside. It is a very small church and there are no security lines to get in (at least there weren't in October). Also of interest in the church are the chains which they say bound... More
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nangood16
2 August 2016|
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Response from TKBurns | Reviewed this property |
8 am - 12:30 3 pm - 7 pm
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