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St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (260 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (989 reviews)
“sheer size” (193 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

We bought our Vatican tickets in advance without using a tour for our family of 4 and followed the Rick Steve’s audio tour that we each downloaded onto our phones. a time slot before 10 AM is a must and follow Rick Steve’s guidance. We...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

St Peters was beautiful and amazing and I highly suggest it is part of your Vatican visit. Be warned, there are a lot of tour guides that seem just like Vatican staff who grossly overestimate the time in line. We did not go as part...More

Thank Jessica F
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Reviewed today via mobile

Since it’s a holy place, please ensure that you follow the rules for clothes. One of the girls who was in queue for almost an hour was denied entry as she was wearing sleeveless dress.

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Reviewed today

I do find it amusing for those that rate this as a 1 because they complain about Wednesdays or just the lines. Folks, if you do not pay for a tour that can bypass the lines, expect to wait. Also, Wednesday is when the Pope...More

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed today

Most people might be turned off by the loooong queue but i would advise to have some patience. The line moves quickly and the wait might be less than you would think. The interior is really really impressive and well worth the time spent in...More

Thank kevin m
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Reviewed today via mobile

You can visit the Museum first, and there is a way leading to the Sistine Chapel by following the sign. At the Sistine Chapel you will find an exit being guarded and said only tour guides are allowed. Simply follow the crowd when people get...More

Thank Catus W
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Reviewed today

After being a bit underwhelmed with the Sistine Chapel we were lead around to St. Peter's Basilica and I was so impressed with this beautiful Church which I believe is the biggest church in the world. But it is not so much the size but...More

Thank Lorraine L
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited toward the end of the day and I was using a wheelchair. We we're offered a guided tour which we we're very pleased we took.The guide was very informative and we would have missed so much if we had been on our own....More

Thank Sue875
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fortunately we had tickets otherwise the Q is horrendous. Once inside though it is mind blowing. The fact that thousands are there at the same time is not a problem because the place is so vast. It is simply magnificent

Thank Totti M
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After visiting Milan, Venice, and Florence, I was a little underwhelmed by St Peter’s Basilica although each and every church has its own beautiful features. I’d have to say that the Pieta was my favorite piece of artistry in the building and worth the visit....More

Thank Kristen C
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murrayjl03
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Margarita B | Reviewed this property |
😄funny question, of course, he can go,Jesus’s love everyone)) He should be wearing pants or a jeans, long pants, and a tee shirt should be with sleeves, if you will be in shorts, you can’t go inside, shoulders should be... More
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mljb2002
June 9, 2018|
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Response from genevieveconaway | Reviewed this property |
Mass is held on Sundays and Wednesdays around 9:30 AM. We went on a Monday and it was still crowded. If you do any tours of the Vatican I recommend you go as early as possible.
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Response from JENSEMINARA | Reviewed this property |
He will be fine. My husband had on shorts and they didn’t say anything. We just got home from our trip. A suggestion we took the city wonders breakfast tour and I would highly recommend. We were one of the first groups in... More
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