St. Peter's Basilica

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General Information

St. Peter's Basilica (Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican) is a Roman Catholic church situated in the Vatican City. It is the largest church in the world, it was designed by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini and was completed to a magnificent Renaissance style in 1626. The church is considered as one of the holiest Catholic sites in the world due to it being where St. Peter is buried. It is also the church where the Pope’s have carried out the majority of their services. The exterior and interior of the domed church are as equally grand, it is a building that is fitting of its stature in the world.

Getting there

The church is situated in the Vatican City, which is surrounded by Rome. The 19 tram stops on the edge of the city, from the ‘Risorgimento’ stop, the church is a short walk away. The 23 and 492 buses also stop a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

In the summer months (April to September), the church is open to visitors 7am-7pm. In the winter months (October to March), the church is open to visitors 7am-6.30pm. Admission to the church is free, you can climb up to the viewing platform at the top of the church's dome for 6 euros.

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  • Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
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  • +39 06 6982

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Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 15:51

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The Pope

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Not really into religion but a place that is fit for being the symbol of the catholic faith, huge, great architecture and well kept. The admission was free to the church and the admission to the tower was reasonably priced too.

Posted: 5 Jan 2020, 14:37

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5 Star!!

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As a catholic this was a place i'd always had to go too. Glad to have ticked it off and hope to go back again on the next visit to Rome.

Posted: 7 Apr 2019, 12:33

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Worth the wait

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Visited on a recent trip to Rome, as you can imagine with the sight being one of the symbols of christianity, getting into the basilica can be time consuming due to the queues. But its well worth the wait, very well kept and a place that has a historic feel.

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