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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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Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located next to the alter on the right side of the church is a statue of Moses carved by the great master Michelangelo. Originally commissioned by Pope Julius II for his tomb, the beard alone is worth the trip for Michelangelo fans.

Thank Henziepenz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were planning on visiting Michaelangelo's Moses, but enjoyed the rest of the place as much. This is a beautiful, extremely old building. Take your time to learn as much as possible before visiting to enjoy it more. St. Peter's chains' relics are beautiful set...More

Thank carlaroelh
Reviewed 6 days ago

This church has the "chains' that held Peter the apostle and has a beautiful work of MicheleANgelo. A must see.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little church tucked up a flight of unassuming stairs holds Michelangelo's MOSES statue, a must see for anyone with an interest in art or art history. it also contains the (alleged) chains that held St Peter when he was brought to Rome. Focusing in...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

By getting off the subway one stop short of the Colosseum (we were coming from the north), you can see the Church of St. Peter in Chains. This houses the famous statue of Moses by Michelangelo as well as the chains that were used to...More

1  Thank Harold K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the finest example of Michelangelo's work are found in this church. It is right behind the Colosseum or could be also reached easily from the Church of S.Maria Maggiore. Be aware it is uphill!

Thank kara368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, one must see the sculpture of Moses here in this basilica by Michael Angelo. I think it's a hidden gem that not too many tourists know about. We were given a tour here by our local friend. You can see the details on Moses's...More

Thank drT&3ladies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for believers. The chains that bound St Peter in Herod's jail are on display at the altar. Michangelo's Moses is a must see also.

Thank michaelt4242014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great day in the ancient city of Rome. So many sights and so many glorious restaurants. Easy to walk or bus. Rome is a classic.

Thank Bruce V
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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.
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
2 August 2016|
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Response from TKBurns | Reviewed this property |
8 am - 12:30 3 pm - 7 pm