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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 serve. I personally enjoyed the clergy reading in English what the Pope will be saying because he is telling you that the Pope welcomes you, will be blessing you, your family and any artifacts you bring, any rosaries or medals or photos you’d liked blessed bring with you :). Of course they sell rosaries by the 12 packs on Square that you can bring home as blessed gifts. I did wonder why 12 packs, until I saw everyone draping them over their elbows at Mass. The lovely surprise of a lifetime for me was I waited until he drove OUT . . . by then most tour bus guests had to leave so the crowd is so so small that I was able to walk right up to the barricade and get a picture of him at 6 feet away from me !!!!! What a thrill. p.s. I waited 2 hours after Mass because it took him that long to say goodbye to all the invited guests on the stage that day. P.s.s. Climb to outside of Basilica, gives incredible feel size of Square. Enjoy
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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 email@example.com... More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they reply within a few days time. I emailed them prior to our trip and they were helpful.