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San Pietro in Vincoli

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Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
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+39 6 488 2865
08:00 - 12:20
15:00 - 18:00
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that...

This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.

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The best sculpture by michelangelo is here, The "Moises" is so great it really looks like it will just get up and walk, if you are in Rome you have to go

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best sculpture by michelangelo is here, The "Moises" is so great it really looks like it will just get up and walk, if you are in Rome you have to go

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This church was nice to visit --- it does close several hours in the middle of the day --- so check hours before going there. There is not shade to stand in while waiting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The great work of this great artist attracts a lot of people in the church on Colle Opio. You can really tell that Moses is real and will stand up any moment; for the believers even of greater importance are the chains of Saint Peter from Jerusalem and from the Mamertine prison. To me of great interest was the 7th... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked inside many buildings, people forget to visit this church. But you have to see Michelangelo's Moses. Unforgettable

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here are two interesting things - the chains of St. Peter and the Moses statue of the genius Michelangelo. The church itself is nothing special.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm really happy that we visited this church, its beautiful inside. The statue of Moses is very impressive, seeing St Peters chains was quite moving.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can understand the power and wealth that built this church and that it still has a lot importance for the catholic world. It is well worth seeing for it's beauty and importance.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michelangelo misunderstood the biblical quote and sculptured mosses with horns. The hebrew word is the same for rays of light and horns. The statue is in a small church in the center of monti. You do not need a guide and the entry is free.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited hours so I was happy to finally see the church. The highlight for me was the Moses sculpted by Michelangelo for the intended tomb of Pope Julius. Fabulous.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again read your guidebook as there is no explanation of the Moses statute or even an indication it is Michelangelo. St. Peters chains are under the altar and much better marked.

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