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Address: Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6988 3731
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07:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is...

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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Priority line: St Peter's Dome Interactive Audioguided Tour

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Honestly - the first word I used was wow! Incredible place - huge - and I got a feeling of the importance, reverence and incredible awe. The Pieto sculpture is just incredible... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Honestly - the first word I used was wow! Incredible place - huge - and I got a feeling of the importance, reverence and incredible awe. The Pieto sculpture is just incredible & as we were lucky enough to have a guide - Ettore from enjoyrome.com - I learned so much about the fabric of the building & the importance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are many aspects of a potential visit to St. Peter's Basilica - but I'll only quickly discuss the main church here. You can write a small book on the other areas and details... Rule #1 - if you don't plan well, and arrive in the proper attire, at the right time of day - you're hosed. The Vatican guards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yes it's obviously religious but it also feels incredibly holy. The artwork in the place is beautiful and the treasury and grotto are must sees. Also go up on the roof and look out.

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Even though we are not religious this was still a very awe inspiring visit The grandure and presence of the Vatican is well worth a visit

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A bit of a queue to get through the security but we got there early to avoid having to wait too long. It is worth it as the interior of the basilica is awesome in the truest sense of the word. A lot to see so give yourself time as we didn't go up into the dome but really felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a guide before we left England so that we had the benefit of her expert knowledge both through the Vatican museum, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica. Wonderful experience. It's unmissable when visiting Rome! Highly recommend the tour with a guide.

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This was beautiful. Do it last in connection with the Vatican and it was the perfect ending. The ornate details are amazing. It is a definite must see and it's free!!

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Avoid the line when you buy a ticket with a guide. Beautiful church with magnificent paintings and murals as well as high ceilings.

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Amazing views if you climb the 500+ steps to the top of the dome. Highly recommend this, it was the highlight of my trip to Rome. Worth the queue.

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This is the most beautiful Church I have ever seen... We got the Audio for the kids and put our own ear phones in to share the information.. the audio was spoken in a very religious was rather than historical, for too grown up for 11&13 year olds... in fact after about 20 minutes I got board.. I think the... More 

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