St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

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St. Peter's Basilica is located in Vatican City. To visit St. Peter's Basilica on your holiday in Vatican City, and find out what else Vatican City has to offer, use our Vatican City sightseeing site .
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  • August 18, 2017
    I wanted to touch on the foot. Even when I went quite crowd and the approach was unreasonable. Anything likethis column decided to refrain from drinking tears this time because that couldn't even get distracted during the Christian people. Go book the Internet we strongly recommend. You will end up endlessly to queue up to buy tickets at the local and. Body check and then immediately made entry. Audio guides are good or bad will. I will not borrow though it pulled back hair. From the need to return location problem, re-enter the line for. NET back of the admission you want try looking for people interested in that because I think there were a lot of people can see how tricky, I am doing it, and succeeded.
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  • August 13, 2017
    There was a short line for the statue of St. Peter (who is holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven) to touch his foot, which has literally worn thin. Our guide explained the people touch the foot of...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    The shrine to St Peter is very surreal, people are queuing to kiss or touch his feet, i really can't explain how it feels so Holy  more »
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  • August 23, 2017
    Although I'm not religious, this place is a historical marvel. The architecture is astounding, and everything inside and outside is beautiful. You can walk to the very top of the basilica, and the view is great. Although some advise against it, I recommend taking a tour with a guide - they appear to be scams, but they're not. We paid 10 euros more for entry, but we got to skip both queues (the queue to the basilica is different to the queue for the museum), and the tour guide was actually great; we had an American guide, and he was lovely and addressed everyone. If there is more than ten of you in the group (which there will be), they give you an earpiece to better hear the guide. If you want, you can even break off from them! You're not required to stick with them the whole time, but I would as they actually explain things and otherwise, you won't have a clue what anything is inside.
  • July 29, 2017
    Historic place, the waiting lines move very fast since its all about security. Consider doing the Roof top tour in the St Peter's ( Cupola, stay to the right after entering the basilica). Kids under 8 are free and you have a great view over all of Rome and the Vatican gardens. The church itself is a collection o the who is who of the Catholic faith, with the popes presenting their power and wealth. The tombs in the basement are rather interesting.
  • August 14, 2017
    The most awe-inspiring church in Italy. Dress appropriately and go early in the morning. It gets very crowded starting at around 9am and lasting all day. You don't want to stand in line half the day. For €6 you can climb to the top of the cupola for amazing views of Rome. Don't miss it!
  • August 15, 2017
    Come between 8 and 9am for zero waiting time. Do the Cupola tour if you can bear with very many increasingly narrow stairs. If you're claustrophobic, don't. The view over Rome is probably the best you'll find. This is the most beautiful and impressive building I've ever seen in my life. It is incredible to think that it was built by humans in the "dark" age of medieval times.
  • July 9, 2017
    A must see if you're in Rome! We opted not to do any tours or buy tickets online, as I'm always fearful of getting scammed or falling into a tourist trap. There are "guides" everywhere in the plaza trying to convince you to go on their tours to skip the lines. It's up to you, by it's not necessary. We arrived around 1pm and waited in line for about 30 minutes. It actually went by really quick. Dress appropriately, as the ladies in front of me waited in line just as long as I did only to be told they couldn't enter because they had short skirts and tank tops on. I wore a long maxi dress, but kept a shawl in my bag for my shoulders.

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