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St. Peter's Basilica

Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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 yesterday via mobile

This was the first Basilica my wife and I visited. We walked in during a small service. To hear people sing and be so immersed in their religion whilst being surrounded by probably some of the most beautiful sculptures I have see. Thinking of this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HungryRover
Reviewed yesterday

Long - but reasonably quick - queues all year round, except mornings. The church itself is magnificent, with lots of sights inside. Don’t miss Michelangelo’s Pieta, Bernini’s altar or the crypt including the papal tombs. Finish your tour with a visit to the cupola, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful church! Payed to visit the dome, which was pretty, but not for the people who are scared of heights or claustrophobic.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hejhopptopp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful building, and the interior is very impressive. However in Rome there are numerous churches throughout the city that you can visit which in my opinion, whilst granted are on a smaller scale are just as impressive on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeeG905
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t ever go to visit and miss visiting the cathedral! It is very nice painted and an arhitectural monument!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 262mirelap
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was worth the queue we had to get in, even on a very wet January afternoon. Such a magnificent structure, packed with spectacular artwork and breathtaking sculptures. It was a lovely place to visit with our 1 year old who enjoyed taking some independent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mammyglobetrotter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The queues took about 1 hour 1/2, in the boiling hot sun, which was difficult, but for free entry into this magnificent church it was worth it! Once inside the attention to detail was beyond words, while it was almost too busy to be able...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ElsBels4
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Basilica through Vatican Museum. It was pretty fast to get in. (Also we actually booked a skip-line ticket to get in). It was a long queue to get up to the top, so we gave up. Amazing inside of Basilica. Inside of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hannahz905
Reviewed 4 days ago

Something just wonderful about place and honestly my favorite place to see in Rome. Free to get into, like all the churches in Rome. Depending on when you go and what is going on in the Vatican, you may been to spend a bit of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MatthewE418
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are cathedrals and then there is St Peter’s. I was expecting something spectacular but have to say it exceeded all my thoughts. We went independently and only took 20 mins or so to get through security. Once in we spent a good 90 minutes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Benjamin T
December 25, 2018|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
It's worth the visit, so I'd schedule it that day, and please note, these tours fill up quickly, so get it scheduled ASAP. Definitely see the Papal audience ceremony too. It's a big area and you can do all of it, have lunch... More
December 24, 2018|
Response from Paddy1543 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but, personally, I would take the camera.