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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 3731
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...

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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The hugest thing ever

This is a must in Rome. The Basilica is huge, very spectacular, amazing sculpures, it is a must. The Dome visit was fantastci experience, after an elevator and 500 stairs it... read more

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This is a must in Rome. The Basilica is huge, very spectacular, amazing sculpures, it is a must. The Dome visit was fantastci experience, after an elevator and 500 stairs it offers amazing view of the Basilica and then of the surroundings. Not for people with heart issues, narrow spaces issues or other health problems, the ascenssion is pretty challenging.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

St Peters is a must see, but the queues for security are horrendous. Be prepared to queue for an hour to get in. Don't miss Michaelangelo's Pietra.

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I feel so blessed and fortunate to have been able to attend mass at this magnificent Basilica on Maundy Thursday during my visit to Rome. This Basilica is ginormous and so grandiose. Marvel at the work of art by Michaelangelo - 'The Pieta' which he created at the youthful age of 24. The entrance to the Basilica is free and... More 

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Really glad we took the hint about going early (before 8am) and wearing strong footwear. Pretty busy even so - getting through security and then climbing both up and down the tower. Incredible views at the various points on the way up/down - both outside over the city and inside over the various parts of the basilica. Then the basilica... More 

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WOW!!! what a place! Its actually overwhelming... We walked up to the dome 500 odd steps. Note: this is Not for those that dont do much exercise or very over weight as the stairs are very narrow. The view from the top is just amazing. The Basicalla itself is truly amazing. The paintings, the history. Its alot to take in.... More 

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Amazing place to visit and being 30 weeks pregnant I was able to skip the lines and gain direct access, saving myself 2+ hr queuing. The basilica is truly beautiful and interesting, so much love and thought put in to the design. I'm not religious but I thoroughly enjoyed this visit. The catacombs under the basilica where the popes are... More 

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I visited the basilica for around four hours, then moved on to the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel- with a que jump you can easily see everything in a day. The Basilica is spectacular, i knew it would be a large imposing structure, however, I was pleasantly surprised by the intricate details of the architecture.

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first things first. make sure you buy a skip-the-line tour. the line for the general admission has to be hours long. no exaggeration. and the tour guides are so knowledgeable and helpful the Basilica is huge. it's hard to grasp the scale until you start walking around. the mosaics are stunning, incredibly, there is no paintings in the church, all... More 

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One of the Amazing place I've visited during my stay in Rome! Walking through the place, the history, the work will only amaze you. It is Big, Vast, Huge! There's sooo much to see.. Highly recommended!

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St. Peter's basilica is immense. It is constructed so that masses can be conducted in numerous locations within the church at the same time.

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