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“Amazing time at Vatican City!”

St. Peter's Basilica
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonder! There is truly no way to describe the Vatican without being there... utterly breathtaking!

Thank skfusion
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It is everything you see, hear, or read about. Get ready for LONG lines to each attraction, EVEN if you pay extra to "skip the line"

Thank Mel C
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

After spending a few hours in the Vatican museum shoulder to shoulder and toe to toe with thousands of others it was such a relief to enter the Basilica, there were lots of people here too but the Basilica is so large you don’t notice others. So much to see here, I just wandered around amazed by the whole place. OOk

Thank julier1891
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

St Peter’s is the largest Church in the world. It is simply beautiful inside, with lots of sculptures including some from Michelangelo himself. All works on the walls, which look like paintings are mosaics.

Thank Melody F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I have to say it is so grand I felt somewhat overwhelmed and found it very lacking in atmosphere. It is incredible of course, so many amazing works of art but I did not feel that I was in a church , with only a couple of places were you could pray?!!! Which is missing the point! Enjoy but be prepared for a very long wait to go through security. Oh and they close without any notice given! So be prepared to be disappointed and have to wait for hours for it to reopen. As happened to us the day after Easter Monday!

Thank Sallyann H
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