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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” (247 reviews)
“peter's basilica” (989 reviews)
“sheer size” (192 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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"beautiful church"
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"peter's basilica"
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"sheer size"
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"awe inspiring"
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"worth the wait"
in 204 reviews
"security check"
in 176 reviews
"st peter"
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"dress code"
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"guided tour"
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"long line"
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"visit rome"
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"skip the line"
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"take your time"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First of all if you haven’t got skip the line tickets booked before and arrive and see a massive queue don’t listen to the information people who say the queue is 4 hours long and try and push you to pay €15 each, because it...More

Thank Leah T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The queue may seem big, but it moves very quickly and for a free to enter attraction, definitely worth the wait. We queued from 3/4 around and it took 45 mins. Once inside it’s beautiful and amazing! We paid an upgrade to walk up the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Waiting one and a half hour is okay if it's rewarded with a good experience, but that was not the case. To begin with we got the feeling that they let you wait intentionally; we saw about 10 entrance gates with luggage scanners, but only...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning as the Pope addresses the crowd at 12pm. We did have to queue for about 30 minutes pst security to get into the main area. Someone recommended going into Peter's Basilica whilst the speech was on and this is...More

Thank JJSM83
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's the world’s largest church, and with designers including Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo, it’s a truly Renaissance building, and a work of art in itself – before you even start to consider all the artworks within! If you have the time, take the lift (10...More

Thank chinagirl73
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here when we visited the Vatican. Absolutely fabulous. The art is amazing. Well worth the visit

Thank Therese D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Long lines but they move fast and I’m not religious and I was still amazed by what I saw... worth going

Thank Justin H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been to St. Peter's 5 other times and am still awestruck when standing at Bernini's altar below the dome. The sheer size and beauty of the church is breathtaking. If there on a Sunday, you can attend mass, but be sure to get there plenty...More

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A magnificent piece of architecture and history. Visit the Vatican museum first and afterward visit the basilica next door. Both are must sees. Book well in advance if wanting to take the underground tour. See the layers of history as this site has metamorphosed over...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I can't imagine it being any nicer, the architecture. A tribute to God. Stepping back in time, learning so much about my faith.

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Catrinel P
19 February 2018|
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Response from kate08 | Reviewed this property |
i guess it depends on how long the queues are really. we went to museum first and then the basillica in afternoon. enjoy
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Nic_Der
2 February 2018|
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Response from palinbook | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay,would a wheelchair be a help,theres a wheelchair office in the vatican but I cannot remember its location.But you will be amazed by the Vatican,Palinbook
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