St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City: Hours, Address, St. Peter's Basilica Reviews: 5/5

St. Peter's Basilica
5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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Bob B
3 contributions
the most beautiful church
Dec. 2021
Probably one of the most beautiful things we have seen in Italy. The size is beyond belief and the art is uncomparable. We toured the church with a guide, which was a good idea because there was so much to learn. There was a bit of a line for security check and covid check ( they take your temperature) but it went quickly. This is a must if you visit Rome.
Written 7 December 2021
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NRH2013
Vienna, Austria165 contributions
Gigantic and almost empty
Dec. 2021
Visited on an extremely wet day in December. After the gardens, the museums, the necropolis. The space is awe-inspiring.
Written 6 December 2021
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Bones6t
Dublin, Ireland1,122 contributions
St Peters Good
Dec. 2021
It is best to visit here early in the morning. I arrived just after 9 am and there was no queue. When I was leavig a t 10.30 am, the queue was over ten times longer. I pased on the guided tour and visitied the Basilica on my own. It is an impressive building and well worth visiting.
Written 2 December 2021
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Line W
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine126 contributions
The most impressive church ever
Nov. 2021 • Couples
The most impressive church I’ve ever seeing,
Only free of charge sightseeing in Vatican.
There is always line to get in, but it’s smart and fast, it’s obviously worth seeing. It’s beautiful, huge, historical, and you will fill vibe of the place. I was there for few times, and definitely come back here!!!
Written 18 November 2021
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Robert M
Otley, UK34 contributions
Wonderful views
Nov. 2021
Beautiful basilica and resting place of the First Pope - Paul. Lovely inside the basilica but i really enjoyed the trip up to the dome (500 / elevator plus 370 steps) which gives amazing areal views of the basilica and also the city itself.
Written 13 November 2021
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KrisBerw
Ghent, Belgium400 contributions
Fantastic experience, even for pagans like myself
Nov. 2021
Fantastic experience in a place full of history and spirituality, even for an poor old pagan as myself. Impressive and beautiful. Free of charge. Sometimes long queues to enter.
Written 5 November 2021
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Kim R
Southlake, TX24 contributions
Incredible
Oct. 2021
We walked in at the start of 5 o'clock mass and it took my breath away. We heard the organ, the choir and the service while we took in the incredible art and history in the basilica. Not to be missed, regardless of religious background!
Written 5 November 2021
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Emma_LNC
Heckington136 contributions
Simply Awesome
Sep. 2021
Simply awesome and absolutely beautiful. Stand at the entrance and try and take it all in. Huge paintings, sculptures, mosaics there’s so much to see. Pope John Paul II mausoleum simple but powerful. Confessionals for those inclined to take confession. Hard to believe this is a church still in use and not just a tourist attraction. Certainly the highlight of my trip to Rome. Even if you’re not religiously inclined I challenge you not to be awestruck by this building. Free to visit (fee charged for climbing the dome).
Written 4 November 2021
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Kyriakos B
Chalandritsa, Greece92 contributions
Iconic
Oct. 2021
One of the most iconic (if not the most iconic) churches in the world. It is just HUGE, it is beautiful, it is incredibly decorated. Underneath is the necropolis with the graves of the popes and of course at the higher level of the dome the view can take your breath away.
Written 1 November 2021
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Lucy F
London, UK11 contributions
Amazing if you can do the Dome stairs!
Oct. 2021
we queued on the day for about an hour and did the dome tour. Lots of steps, very steep and gets hard on the legs but so worth it if you can do it!! the views from inside the church and from the top of the Dome of Vatican and Rome were AMAZING. So reasonable at 8 Euro each as well! Church is free. We loved it.
Written 30 October 2021
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St. Peter's Basilica is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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