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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

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St. Peter's Basilica is not only among the most renowned works of Renaissance architecture, but it is also one of the largest churches in the world. Built over a period of about 120 years, this imposing structure was designed by several prominent Renaissance architects, including Michelangelo and Bernini. Tradition and strong historical evince hold that the tomb of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s twelve apostles, is located directly below the altar of the church. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services held here throughout the year, frequently drawing audiences of up to 80,000 people. Take the elevator up to the roof and then climb the 323 steps to the top of the dome, which offers sweeping views of the surrounding area. A strict dress code forbids shorts, bare shoulders, or miniskirts inside the site. Arrange your visit to St. Peter's Basilica and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vatican City using our Vatican City road trip app.
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  • This was such a great place to visit. We had a one to one guide who was brilliant. The Basillica itself was beautiful and so serene. I would deffinatly recommend a guide because you get to know more.....  more »
  • The visit of Musei Vaticani finishes in the Sistina Chapel. There are no words to describe this experience, the amount of master pieces and the beauty of the collection is breathtaking!  more »
  • It is the most mindblowing temple of any kind i have ever seen.It does not seem that grand from far away but as you move closer oh my god how it makes you feel  more »
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  • This is the most important place in Roman Catholicism. The building in itself is quite impressive. You can discover lots of beautiful art. Fortunately not all the money💶 made by the church is given to the poor. It seems that comparatively few people come here to pray (I discovered some nuns in a small chapel doing this). Please wear the mask😷. Protect the Vatican.
  • We can call St. Peter's Basilica as the most important Catholic House of Worship in the world. Just as the Kaaba is important for Muslims, St. Peter's Basilica is of similar importance to Christians. The only difference is that in addition to its religious importance, this place is also interesting in terms of art and tourism. The basilica, one of the 12 apostles of Christ and built on the tomb of St. Peter's (or at least the tomb of the person thought to be St. It is also one of the most important stops of travel. Being the largest church in the world in terms of its area of ​​coverage, St. In addition to being a religious building, Peter’s Basilica is an exquisite example of Renaissance architecture and perhaps the most expensive artworks in the world. Located in the heart of the Vatican, in St. Peter's Square (St. Peter's Square or St. Peter's Square), St. Peter's Basilica is an important and striking structure with its interior, exterior, underground part, in short, with every centimeter.
  • It was an incredible experience. We joined a tour group. They picked us up from the hotel and they assisted us through the security and had preferred seating for us. We attended a mass. We had a great view of the Pope as he entered the area and took some great photos. After the mass, we walked around, visited the gift shop, got some lunch and went back to our hotel. Overall great visit and highly recommended. Thank you.
  • Really needs to be seen to be appreciated. No church in the world comes close to its grandeur, history and magnificence, and visiting is completely free! Regardless of your religion do not visit Rome without taking the time to visit St Peters. I recommend getting either a tour or an audio guide to really get an appreciation of the various art works and historical artefacts. One of the lesser appreciated pieces that I found interesting and beautiful was the massive porphyry baptism font. Of course climbing the cupola is definitely worth the time and effort as well.
  • So much history that you must buy yourself a guide and book before coming here.Thousands of statues,Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s painting on its ceiling. Be careful though. You cannot talk, or click pics.Also remember if you are going in the summer, they will not let you enter if you are in shorts or skirt or if your shoulders are exposed.... yeah !!

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