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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.
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  • Average2%
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Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here with my partner in January, arrived at about 10 in the morning and had to wait about 10 minutes to get in (however I have also seen queues up to two hours in the afternoon). Entrance to the square and inside is free,...More

Thank emorris93
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s free to get in but there are always long lines to get in. So either go early in the morning or book a tour. We booked a tour to Vatican Museum via the official Vatican website and it allowed us not only to skip...More

Thank wolfie97
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my second time visiting St.Peter’s Basilica, and it still made me gaze in awe at the structure and detail that’s contained inside. It is a definite must to go to the top of the dome to see the outstretching views over Rome. First...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just stunning! I visited the interior of the basilica during a previous trip and it is definitely worth lining up for it. However, my partner didn't want to stand in line for 2+ hours, so we didn't visit it on this trip. If you can't...More

Thank AwokenSoul
Reviewed 2 days ago

To visit you must have a reservation, booked months in advance . Tours are language based and no more than 12 on a tour.Do not consider going if you are claustrophobic, overweight or unable to manage narrow stairs.NO CHILDREN. This is for serious students of...More

Thank karen2450
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Rome for 3 days and though we'd save time by buying skip-the-line tickets. In hindsight, i'd rather get here early and wait in line, as skip-the-line in Rome merely means that you do not have to stand in line. It doesn't necessarily...More

Thank heimah_trip
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have read about it in books and have seen movies and pictures. But nothing compares to being there. We went for Sunday Mass and stood in the square for it which was nice. We got there early and had good views. After the Pope...More

Thank DutchWayne
Reviewed 3 days ago

The first thing to do is stand in the square and just gape at the size of this structure. You can do this if you are not planning on going inside at the time. Maybe do it when the Pope is at his window. To...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get there early to avoid the lines for security if you are not visiting the Vatican museum (you are able to enter St. Peter’s after you are done at the museum without waiting in line). If you go around 7:30-8am there is no line. Definitely...More

Thank Teresa Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

A masterpiece of architecture and art. Wonderful leaves breathless like all Rome of the rest. Super reccomended

Thank wandeejumporn
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Catriona D
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Matt S | Reviewed this property |
It’s free if you don’t pay for skip the line. I paid 30€ for a skip the line and saved me about 2-3hours if standing there so way worth it even if your on a budget
Mary W
December 31, 2017|
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Response from Zachary S | Reviewed this property |
You need to get skip the line tickets or you will spend most of your day waiting in line
suzanne s
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Rachael G | Reviewed this property |
We actually paid for a guided tour which cut out the queues.... though there was still queuing ... and it was 45 Euro per head. But you have to set this in the context that you get comprehensive information about Vatican... More