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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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+39 6 488 2865
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 12:20
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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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Beautiful church well worth the trip to visit

The chains which bound St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Rome and Jerusalem are kept in the gold reliquary in front of the altar of the Church San Pietro in Vincoli. The story... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The chains which bound St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Rome and Jerusalem are kept in the gold reliquary in front of the altar of the Church San Pietro in Vincoli. The story goes that the chains which held the saint in Jerusalem were given to Pope Leo I who placed them next to the chains which had held... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We aren't planning on seeing loads of churches in Rome but happened upon this one as we walked to the Colosseum. It was beautiful inside and very interesting to see the relic box with the chains of St Peter. A lovely find and a welcome view into the churches of Rome.

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Free and the Michelangelo of Moses is, of course, worth the visit with hardly any queues so recommene

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

San Pietro in Vincoli is a famous basilica with St. Peter's Chain and Michelangelo's Statue of Moses with Horns. You can easily visit this basilica by metro and uphill walk. (1) Take Metro Line B (Blue Line) from Termini to Laurentina direction. Board a rear car of the metro. --> Get off at the first stop (Cavour stop), and exit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have seen San Pietro in Vincoli several time because my Faculty (Engineering) was in the former convent. The new lights are now revealing new and astonishing details. It is worth a visit being at a short distance from Colosseo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing and charming church located close to the Colosseum and famous for the Moses of Michelangelo and also the chains of Saint Peter. The place is out of the beaten track and the interior is also very nice and full of history! Pass by before approaching the Colosseum..

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Amazing church boasting the famous sculpture Moses by Michelangelo. It guards the chains of St. Peter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main reason for coming here is seeing the Moses from Michelangelo, as you can see from the crowds surrounding its corner, but the church has much more to offer. It is really beautiful, and also shows the supposed chains of S Pedro. A good visit, but don´t get here only for the Moses.

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This is one of those things you find only in Rome. As a sculptor I rate it a must see...if he stood up, Moses, He'd be taller than Michelangelo's David! bellissimo!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old cathedral (of which there are many in Rome) which houses two interesting items. First, Michaelangelo's sculpture of Moses, which is imposing and beautiful. Second, a set of chains which purportedly bound St. Peter at some point in time. I'm personally dubious about the latter relic, and most relics like it, but it's nevertheless an interesting... More 

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