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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 3 days ago

While there are perhaps other basilicas and cathedrals in Rome with more magnificent architecture, you should definitely visit this one for Michelangelo's Moses and a look at the reliquary containing what are believed to be the chains of St. Peter. Note that if you are...More

Thank wishicudtravelmore
Reviewed 4 days ago

Inspiring. Lavishly appointed and decoratively beautiful with statuary, esp. Michelangelo's Moses, and paintings, but I find the authenticity of the story and artefacts hard to believe: the very chains? Surely not. But well worth visiting

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Guess we came from the wrong side and had to climb a lot of stairs ut it was worth it. The Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli is well worth visiting just to see Michelangelo’s massive statue of Moses, but because it is unlike any other...More

Thank Ana Maria W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside San Pietro in Vincoli you can view the exhibit of the chains that are preserved inside a glass box that shacked Saint Peter.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 week ago

From 1545, in the right transept of the church one can admire one of the masterpieces of sixteenth-century art, the Moses of Michelangelo. The colossal statue, carved in 1513 to decorate the funeral monument that Giulio II had commissioned to Buonarroti, was completed only at...More

Thank Kri_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller church with the chains that once held St Peter. There is also a large monument to a former pope that was partially designed by Michelangelo. It's a bit set back from the coloseum area.

Thank WestMichEng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Church houses several Michelangelo sculptures including Moses which is part of the crypt of Pope Julius, who commissioned a lot of art in the Renaissance. The sculpture is breathtaking as is the ability to view the chains that bound Saint Peter. Definitely worth exploring.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is unremarkable as are the eponymous chains (vincoli) supposedly used to shackle St. Peter, but go for the location and also for the Michelangelo sculpture ultimately unused as a Pope's tombstone.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told to go to this church by our guide at the Vatican tour. We were so happy to that we went. The sculpture of Michelangelo's Moses and the St. Peter's chains were amazing. We arrived first thing in the morning, there is no...More

Thank MillieMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm glad I stopped. Although not my favorite church, I would recommend it. The story goes that the chains which held the saint in Jerusalem were given to Pope Leo I who placed them next to the chains which had held Peter in Rome and...More

Thank Tonia M
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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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Response from TKBurns | Reviewed this property |
8 am - 12:30 3 pm - 7 pm
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