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St. Peter's Basilica

Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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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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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed today

Gorgeous, impressive and of course huge church. It 's a must see! We visited it in the morning as part of a tour and it wasn't very crowded at the time. You can also walk through papal tombs underneath it for free. We also purchased...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarthaO311
Reviewed today via mobile

If you dont mind waiting a while outside, St. Peter's is free and offers s grand architectural experience. If you do come with a child, make sure to check everything in the cloakroom area before entering the basilica. Guards will make you go back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 071DerekW
Reviewed today via mobile

It felt really surreal the moment I step unto the grounds of this place. I went extra early to capture photos of this beautiful location at sunrise. It was a treat for the eyes and for the soul! I could feel the holiness and I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christianaM8859CG
Reviewed yesterday

We have seen quite a number of cathedrals and basilicas in Europe but were still in awe when we stepped into the St, Peter’s Basilica. We did it as part of the Vatican tour so we had clear audio explanations of the background, architect and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miumiu88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am rarely blown away by structures but St Peters Basilica did it for me. Walking in is quite an experience. It's an extraordinary building with enough to look at that you could quite easily spend a few hours in there. The Basilica is free...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank James J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After the Sistine Chapel, you should then head next to the stupendous St Peter's Basilicia, which is the world's largest church. Stunning St. Peter's Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in blessed Vatican City, which is the papal enclave within the city of Rome. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The climb is 571 stairs, so be prepared for an elevation in your pulse as well as in height. The interior of the dome is a whole different story up here than from the floor of St. Peter's; it always astounds me that this was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Is amazing places with a very beautiful statuses to see a very amazing you have a very a lot thigs to see

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank elvisx2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous building and a wonderful place to visit, I could have spent hours here, certainly a must do in Rome.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BenGenn
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don’t be put off by the queues to get in, the time passes quickly and the wait is worth it. Remarkable and the power of the church personified.

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 November 2018|
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Response from DoolinTrip2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was there on 14th, nice day so Mass was held outside instead of inside. Picked up my tickets 1 day before at Swiss Guards, no name necessary even though I did have confirmed fax request for ticket. 1st come, 1st... More
5 November 2018|
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Response from LIsaRizzo | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the audio guide as we could view the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica at our own pace
5 November 2018|
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Response from sharonbB3175TW | Reviewed this property |
We payed extra for the official audio guide and it was worth it as it gave background information. Vatican museum states Chinese is available. Email them. Here is official email for the Vatican Museums info.mv@scv.va... More