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San Pietro in Vincoli

Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 6 488 2865
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wasn't especially thrilled with this site. It's a small church and it's chains are available for the public to view and it's free. Honestly I found the site a little out of the way and there just didn't feel like there was much to...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Once we found this church, which looks dismal from the outside, we were thrilled with the beauty inside! Of course The Moses is here by Michaelangelo, but more importantly for Christians the actual chains that fell off of St Peter are here incased by the...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sort of out of the way and sometimes a bit difficult to find, this relatively small church is not, by comparison with the more well known, grand. However, it is of historical note and, most importantly, it has Michelangelo's "Moses" statue. Another positive note: because...More

Thank raymondf225
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many Italian treasures , this relic of the chains of St. Peter from Jerusalem and Rome , miraculously fused together after being united again after centuries , reside in a nondescript Church not far from Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome off Via Cavour ....More

Thank paulocon2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful church holds what are purported to be the chains which bound the Apostle Peter, who ultimately founded the Catholic Church. Like most Roman churches, this one does not disappoint. Go!

Thank feiden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church provides two attractions in one. First are the chains on display believed to be the chains that imprisoned St. Peter on two different occasions that have miraculously fused together. The other is the Moses sculpture by Michelangelo. The never-used facade of the intended...More

Thank Cecilia37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea what was hidden in this church until my tour guide mentioned it. Michelangelo's Moses took my breath away. It looks like he's alive! There weren't a lot of people. There is a dress code like in most churches.

Thank Lela J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry to view a iconic Michelangelo sculpture of Moses (if sculpture is your thing). Went early and found it virtually empty. Steep set of stairs 50+ leading up to the church from Via Cavour.

Thank MacBritishColumbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to walk a lot of steps to get to this church. Once there, the church is nice. Except for Michaelangelo's Moses (which was great!), the rest was average.

Thank PS_Arrows
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took two trips to Rome to find this place, but well worth the effort. While it doesn't look like much on the outside, the inside more than makes up for the trouble to find it. Here you can see the famous "Horned Moses" and...More

Thank John F
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Angela G
Are there lines to see the statue in July? If so, what time of day and day of the week is best to see it?
20 March 2017|
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Response from antonygk | Reviewed this property |
no. there is no rush at all. There is no entrance fee also.
Yehuda E
Can you se the Moses statue from outside the church, or do you have to enter the church? Thank you so much!!
19 March 2017|
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Response from Bmccall529 | Reviewed this property |
No. You cannot see the statue from the outside. It is a very small church and there are no security lines to get in (at least there weren't in October). Also of interest in the church are the chains which they say bound... More
What are the the visiting hours of St Peter in Chains ?
2 August 2016|
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Response from TKBurns | Reviewed this property |
8 am - 12:30 3 pm - 7 pm