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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

Honestly, my visit to St Peter’s Basilica was moving. The whole complex is gorgeous and the interior is mind blowing. You do not need to be a religious person to enjoy the place. Everything is superb from the Swiss Guards to the columns to the...More

Thank Christophe B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This truly is a beautiful place. You have to be able to block out all the people to really appreciate it because the crowds are overwhelming.

Thank Jean D
Reviewed yesterday

Not visiting this when you are in Rome is not an option! Once you enter you are thrown by the majesty of such a building. It is awe inspiring and if you do or do not believe in god you will certainly appreciate the people...More

Thank CarlandCaroline1234
Reviewed yesterday

It is huge and full of people - I guess last Pope's casket was there but missed it .. it wasn't as pretty as I expected. Just too many people... Go down to Crypt where previous Pops are there. Notice Vatican Guards with cute uniform....More

Thank oldprune
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Huge does not adequately describe this place. Simply amazing. Be prepared for large crowds. A must see! Enough said

Thank rickb1Indiana
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After our early morning start at the Sistine Chapel we went directly to the Basilica. There were only short lines to go through security and have your bag scanned. We went directly to the entrance to the Domo which is on the right of the...More

Thank KesFrequentTraveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

A MUST see when in Rome! The Basilica is an incredible work of art and museum by itself! If you have the opportunity be sure to go to a mass in the main area. It is moving. The art work in this Basilica is incredible....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whatever you are expecting its bigger and more elaborate than you could ever imagine. Free entry. We had to queue but moved quickly. Dont miss this. Go downstairs to as lots to see. Lots of areas for praying and devout believers aplenty touching saints and...More

Thank Raydale
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place, seeing is believing, it cant be missed, take your time, stand back and look at how amazing the place is.

Thank horse1uk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most beautiful church I have visited so far in the World. From the marble figures to the famous painting the visit to St Pete is a must stop in any visit to Rome. Wonderful Place! Don’t miss it!

Thank Carlos C
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4 hrs early is better so you can find better seats..
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