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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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We are so glad that we were able to visit this beautiful Basilica. The history is amazing! My favorite part were the private chapels where you can pray and meditate. You need... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are so glad that we were able to visit this beautiful Basilica. The history is amazing! My favorite part were the private chapels where you can pray and meditate. You need this time to soak in all the overwhelming architecture, sculpture, and artwork. Also amazing is visiting the catacombs where the former Popes lay to rest.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just visit this kingdom of the roman church. Let the inside impress you. Listen to the music, when played. Or enjoy the sillence.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very interesting to get into the basilica.. I always suspected it to be bigger though however it was so rich. I don't know why I remembered Sagrada familia when i first entered although they are totally different.. totally. Don't miss to see the tombs of the popes

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my third visit to Saint Peter's Basilica and it was as beautiful as the first time I came. The Basilica itself is very large and is beautifully and ornately decorated. The famous Pieta by Michelangelo was on the right hand side as you enter and it was worth a visit just to see this. There was even a... More 

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This is one of those places that you have to visit at least once, and my experience was a bit mixed. We brought tickets from GetyourGuide which included a tour in English, a headset and skip the line entry for 55 euros each. It was well organised, we found the meeting place easily and our guide was very nice although... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a church that is breathtaking and allows you to get a sense of the power, wealth and influence that the Catholic Church has had (and continues to have). It has many special items in it including the sculpture 'pieta' by Michelangelo, much work by Bernini (see the chair if saint peter at the very back of the church... More 

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Words cannot describe the beauty of St Peter's Basilica. A must see attraction, but make sure to make advanced reservations. I highly recommend the Omni Card. We walked in on Monday to see Vatican on Tuesday, but could not get reservations until Thursday. This was ok, we had the time but it saved us about 4hours waiting in lines to... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You get what you pay for - and for free - we lost 2 hrs of our life to spend 30 mins in here. I was here for the historical significance...and there's a lot of other great stuff you can see w/out waiting 2 hrs. We had fun mailing postcards from the Vatican post office and walking around the outside.... More 

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A must see spot for anyone visiting Rome. The views from the cupola are fantastic but not for anyone who struggles with walking up narrow steps or heights on reaching the top!!

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great, some of it was closed- the crypts without any explanation, if you want to climb the dome make sure you are fit and not afraid of narrow spaces.

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