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San Pietro in Vincoli

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Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli 4/a, 00184 Rome, Italy
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This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that...

This 5th-century church features Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses that adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II.

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Pretty cathedral with an interesting relic

Don't miss the sculpture of the skeletons on the left hand side when you enter the church. The chains at the altar are the ones that held Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the sculpture of the skeletons on the left hand side when you enter the church. The chains at the altar are the ones that held Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have noted- the church is not easy to find but it is well worth the challenge. The Moses sculpture is most beautiful and the relic of the chains of St Peter were a surprise addition. There were a few occasions where graffiti was helpful in Rome. Someone spray painted signage at the top of the main staircase to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my boyfriend after walking up A LOT of stairs to get here from Via Cavour. It was worth it. It is a quiet church that is hard to find even though it is literally right at the top of the stairs and a little to the left. We walked by it twice while staring at google... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little church is not always on the standard tour, but so worth it. Very pretty little church but it has Michaelangelo's Moses. On top of which, it holds the chains that bound St. Peter. So religious antiquity or incredible art, how can you go wrong.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked by this Basilica twice before realizing it was my destination, there is nothing to differentiate it from the attached University. Once inside there are very distinguished burial spots on either side with amazing art and sculpt work. And the two main attractions are the Chains of St. Peter who's story is depicted on the walls of the Vatican... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth seeing as are some of the other church's in Rome -- St. Peter's chains are at the alter but the interior of the church is also worth seeing -- walk down the hill, easy walk, and the colosseum is at the bottom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous Moses statue by Michelangelo. Horns are due to a faulty translation by St Jerome. A must see in Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church close to the Colosseum. If you have the time, you should visit it. It has Michaelangelo's amazing Moses statue. It was being restored while I was there but still gorgeous. The church also has the chains of St. Peter and a magnificent memento mori skeleton tomb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while coming down from neros palace. Lovely church and contains such important items - Moses and Peters chains. Isn't as ornate as other ones around but lovely all the same. Lovely little gift shop as well. Worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have seen already or even more if it is the first time do not miss this Church with the Chains used for Saint Peter when in prison near Capitol hill, also to admire the ancient columns all the same unique, reused from previous buildings but also enjoy the restaured statue of Moses by Michelangelo even better than before... More 

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