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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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No Wait Dedicated Access St. Peter's Basilica Self-guided Tour
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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
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Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, this attraction is a must visit. It is just impossible to describe the beauty and richness of this place. Amazing art work in every nook and corner of this place. This place is filled with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

It is impossible to describe the beauty and richly decorated art work and sculpture of this church. I will attach many photos to give you a feel of the atmosphere. I took over 100 photos, but cannot attach all of them. We were with a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am surprised about how this affected me being here, it was spiritual in an understated way and the most humbling way to start my Christmas celebrations, it reminded me of what it's all about.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 471beverlyh
Reviewed yesterday

ook te tour of the basilica and was not disappointed, very informative and all of the wonders explained in great detail, a must do whilst visiting, very spiritual a moving

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Antonio F T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amzing place ...filled with so much history . There is no charge for this and the queues werent too bad but can be very long in summer .it v beautifull in the basilica and the popes tombs are amazing but at night the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Z5435CZlindaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very good way to marvel and wander inside this huge Basilica especially when it’s raining outside. The queue can be long (entrance is free) but try to arrive quite early to ensure you don’t have to queue too long. Better still, try getting the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NazleeM_13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went early in the morning so there were no queues, security a bit over the top pulling everything out of my bag. Otherwise this is a stunning building, and the stairs surrounding it are spectacular, and it’s free to!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaulP0092
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here, and from the basement to the very top of the dome this place is beautiful. In the main basicalla it is difficult to see everything as crowds of people amassed but the roof view alone is worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulcB2384AP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Speechless. You feel that God is looking at you from above. We didnt went inside dome as we are allergic to lines. But being there in the middle of it is worth it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V1676JIcarold
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked the dome and was soo worth it! It’s a trek but so very worthwhile once you get to the top. Half way up we heard the choir singing inside the basilica we only sounded more heavenly from our view at the top! Wear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Odyssey725063
19 November 2018|
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Response from DoolinTrip2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I was there on 14th, nice day so Mass was held outside instead of inside. Picked up my tickets 1 day before at Swiss Guards, no name necessary even though I did have confirmed fax request for ticket. 1st come, 1st... More
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5 November 2018|
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Response from LIsaRizzo | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the audio guide as we could view the Vatican and St Peter's Basilica at our own pace
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5 November 2018|
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Response from sharonbB3175TW | Reviewed this property |
We payed extra for the official audio guide and it was worth it as it gave background information. Vatican museum states Chinese is available. Email them. Here is official email for the Vatican Museums info.mv@scv.va... More
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