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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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07:00 - 18:30
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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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You need to be fit to get to the top - but WOW what a view

The Basilica itself is so vast, so amazing and so wonderful. Photographs can not do it justice, it is a truly amazing place. We went to the very top of the dome. Be warned it is... read more

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Basilica itself is so vast, so amazing and so wonderful. Photographs can not do it justice, it is a truly amazing place. We went to the very top of the dome. Be warned it is very high and there are alot of steps. Even taking the lift you still have another 300 plus steps to walk up. They are... More 

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Basilica di San Pietro is a huge wonderful Church. It is The symbol of Cristian religion. Go There when Pope speaks Even if You are religious..It Will move.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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We thankfully went during the off season so we only waited in line for about 1.5 hours. The inside was of course beautiful!

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What a beautiful basilica. Every corner turned there is another huge work of art. Mass there was very special with a beautiful choir. It takes a while to get in through airport style security so leave enough time if you are attending mass.

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Truly a beautiful monument cathedral. You can visit it all day and never see every piece of art and architecture. Be sure to see the Piata, to your right as you enter the main entrance. The cathedral seems to swallow the alter it so big.

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St. Peter's is a stunning and fascinating basilica but I would recommend purchasing a fast track ticket as queues are immense. Some of the fast tracks offer an audio guide via an app on your phone so you can tour at your own pace and avoid having to join a large group highly recommended . A word of caution though,... More 

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St Peters is an amazing place, especially if you manage to be there when the Pope is actually speaking to the crowds. Even if you're not a Catholic, it is worth seeing just for the stunning architecture and the history of the place.

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Honestly - the first word I used was wow! Incredible place - huge - and I got a feeling of the importance, reverence and incredible awe. The Pieto sculpture is just incredible & as we were lucky enough to have a guide - Ettore from enjoyrome.com - I learned so much about the fabric of the building & the importance... More 

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There are many aspects of a potential visit to St. Peter's Basilica - but I'll only quickly discuss the main church here. You can write a small book on the other areas and details... Rule #1 - if you don't plan well, and arrive in the proper attire, at the right time of day - you're hosed. The Vatican guards... More 

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Yes it's obviously religious but it also feels incredibly holy. The artwork in the place is beautiful and the treasury and grotto are must sees. Also go up on the roof and look out.

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