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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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Tomb of Peter, Jude, and Simon the Zealot

I was just here a few weeks ago during my two week stay in which I visited all of the tombs of the apostles in Italy. This basilica is absolutely beautiful. I was here on... read more

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was just here a few weeks ago during my two week stay in which I visited all of the tombs of the apostles in Italy. This basilica is absolutely beautiful. I was here on Christmas day and witnessed Pope Francis' sermon in the morning before taking a tour of the basilica in the afternoon. The tomb is located in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to the Basilica as part of a Context tour. I was blown away by the majesty and beauty of the place. Don't miss it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic for photo opportunities, but so busy with tourists and massive queues!! The detail of the buildings is phenomenal and it's definitely worth a look but be prepared to spend a good few hours there. Just in the outside is some fantastic souvenir shops where you can buy postcards, rosary beads, lighters and much much more!! You can't visit Rome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking! We took the tour including the museum, Sistine chapel and St. Peter's basilica mostly to skip the long line (at least 2hrs). The tour took approx. 1,5hrs. The St. Peter's square and basilica was the best and least crowded. Still amazed by the size and all the paintings etc. You need to see it to believe it :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the best of both worlds. The Pope came out to address the crowds (Sunday around 12ish) as we turned up great experience. This is well worth a visit as it was interesting and free to get in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The whole place was beautiful. I would never have thought it was that big. Its not very well sign posted but underneath the church is where the tombs of all the popes are. You can access these from the middle of the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Instead of just visiting the Cathedral we booked a 3 hour guided tour in advance which included the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel and the Cathedral. I would definitely recommend doing this not only because it is very informative but you can also skip the long waiting line outside the Cathedral. The Cathedral itself is amazingly beautiful and you should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no other place on earth like St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It is magnificent and grand yet is approachable and inviting. It is the heart of the Catholic Church but also a home for the whole world. It is essential to see when in Rome. I would see it at the end, because everything else pales in comparison.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place. Wow. We visited here after our museum tour. If you do the museum tour make sure you use the exit on the right as soon as you leave the sistine chapel. If not you'll have to queue up to get into St Peters. As we did. Luckily only 3/4 hour due to the security measures. Once inside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So impressive from a distance and good to walk towards it. Queues were well controlled and with tight security measures. It was good to be able to walk a round at our own pace and take in the various side chapels as well as approaching the high altar. Highly recommended to visit.

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