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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (239 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (967 reviews)
“sheer size” (187 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 3731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to go and see The Basilica it will astound you with not only the beauty and scale but the engineering achievement leaves you breathless. If you are fit enough visit the Copula allowing you to climb to the inner side up the dome...More

Thank Hugsterefc
Reviewed yesterday

This place is truly beautiful from the outside in. We were there in September so the crowds weren't too bad. We just wandered on our own and at every nook there was something beautiful to look at. The place is massive and you wonder how...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one huge church. PIETA sculpture is inside. Maybe the best thing there. Couldn't see the pope anywhere. His balcony was empty. It is a beautiful church inside. You could spend hours.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was nice. Would've enjoyed more if less people were out-touring and thus couldn't stay that long to see as much as I would've liked. Plus it was during the Vaticani tour which was BEYOND overrated. Why this place is considered its own country is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

read many reviews that people can spend time here for 2 days. i do not know what those for. great artworks, paintings and a huge building to explore. come early at 7am when there is 0 queue, rather than u come at 9 am to...More

Thank Chaluqs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Famous for its queues but it is free. Worth paying the 8 euros for the lift to the top. Excellent views. Such an amazing place, have to visit

Thank Fredbear_Hull
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Has to be the most impressive basilica in the world. It's in such great condition and is absolutely a must see! Would HIGHLY advise you buy your tickets online before arriving as the queues are massive!

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommend a tour to learn about the art, well worth it and you can skip the line. It is crazy crowded so you have to have the patience of one of the saints featured in said art! ALERT: Metro is beyond crowded during rush hour...More

Thank Ali C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Some people wait a lifetime to visit this building. Worth while doing a little homework before you go, so you know what to expect and what to look out for. It's a building you will not forget!

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm afraid that St Peter's left me feeling a bit disappointed. I think possibly because it is just so enormous. There is nowhere to sit unless you go into a side chapel and these have ropes across them. Also I missed the candles and a...More

Thank Pauline 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
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AuriSerrano
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.
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AuriSerrano
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
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