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Basilica di San Pietro

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 3731
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Complete St Peters Basilica Tour with Dome Climb and Crypt
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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

We aren't Catholic but we enjoyed our visit. We purchased the Omnia pass which gave us skip the line access to both the basilica and the Vatican Museums. We paid the extra to climb the 551 steps to the top of the cupola. Great view....More

Thank calesmom2005
Reviewed yesterday

Highly recommended regardless of your religion. Also recommend that you have a good guided tour with radios. Just walking through is nice, but a good guide will give you a much greater experience including the history, some of the stories about the different art and...More

Thank jmichel01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very busy spot, avoid summer visits. Go down to see the tombs of past Popes. John Paul the second is on the ground floor in its own special place. The queue for the dome was ridiculous, pre book if you want to go up.

Thank Celia S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was definitely the highlight of the Vatican tour that we did. The dome dominates the skyline from a distance and the inside is equally as impressive.

Thank richiemac46
Reviewed yesterday

You simply cannot go to Rome and not see St. Peter's. This church is quite unbelieveable. So immense, and so beautiful at every turn. Just amazing to try and imagine the effort to build such a palace in the 1500's. But go early (it opens...More

Thank John L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This basilica definitely belongs to the "must sees" of Rome. It is one of the most beautiful and impressing churches in the world. Unfortunately, to get inside, one has to pass a personal inspection, which usually means a pretty long waiting in a queue. I...More

Thank Kateřina V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went around noon one day and the line was over 2 hours long to get in. The next day we went about 3 pm and the line was only 20 minutes long. The size of the church is incredible. There is beauty everywhere. It...More

Thank David R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arguably the most powerful church in the world which is house of Pop. Designed by Micalengelo is master class and many amazing sculptures and paintings inside.

Thank Umang A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t miss this church when you arrive to the Vatican. It’s a really awesome experience when you arrive to this gigantic area with the church in the center of this place! We enjoyed just staying in the center and looking out over this place,...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it! To avoid long queaue we came at 8am and it was amazing, we walked straight to the bassilice! No big groups who would be disturbing your own program. Need to know, some parts of basillice is close due to mass services or praying...More

Thank Lenka B
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suzanne s
13 October 2017|
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Response from Rachael G | Reviewed this property |
We actually paid for a guided tour which cut out the queues.... though there was still queuing ... and it was 45 Euro per head. But you have to set this in the context that you get comprehensive information about Vatican... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from Kathy O | Reviewed this property |
Yes do it. Unless you plan to make another visit in the near future you should see as much as you can to take advantage of the time you are there.
9 October 2017|
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Response from RandRCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Definitely don't miss taking a tour of the museum and Sistine chapel. If your audience is in the afternoon or later morning , I would book a tour before the museum opens to the public in the morning. We went early and had no... More