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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to St. Peter's Basilica and many more Vatican City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vatican City vacation trip planner.
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Buena experiencia, es muy lindo, está bien organizando, cuenta con audioguía para orientarte y hacer más fluída la visita....Muy concurrido.Good experience, is very nice, it is well organized, with audioguide to guide you and make the visit more fluid... Very busy.View original
Si bien es impactante no es tan facil acceder a la misma si dispones de poco tiempo, por ejemplo los domingos suele estar cerrada hasta después de la 14:00 hs. por distintos eventos, también los museo... more »It is shocking is not so easy to access it if you have little time, for example Sunday tends to be closed until after 14:00 hs. by different events, also the museums all day, the controls are strict type airport, on different days also placed billboards as Wednesdays and weekends. The number of people is impressive as it is logical, being another reason for difficulty, well plan your visit, better a weekday afternoon.View original
Wat een bijzonder gevoel om hier te zijn. Op vrijdagmiddag, laat na de lunch (oktober). De bussen met toeristen zijn al grotendeels weg en de rijen zijn kort. Eenmaal binnen is de grootsheid direct vo... more »What a special feeling to be here. On Friday afternoon, after lunch (October). The buses with tourists are already largely gone and the rows are short. Once inside the grandeur is felt immediately-and despite the crowds it is peaceful. The Pieta by Michelangelo is truly beautiful. Every nook of the Basilica is modified. Magnificence everywhere you look. To be happy. It's very busy, but everything is decent. Attended a service in the square-very special to witness. Ideally I'd like in a fine chair all day want to sit inside to get my eyes to look out and the atmosphere to continue tests. What a special place, I'm deeply touched.View original
The home of Catholicism is not to be missed. This is a massive church with multiple chapels and layers and one can not see it all in one day. Some of Christendom's most precious relics are located here including the tombs of some of it's most influential people. I've experienced mass here on several occasions and it is a powerful experience. I recommend visiting in the early morning to avoid the crowds.
It has been a few years since I visited. I would recommend taking your time. Do not rush. There is so much to see. You will miss much if you are in a hurry. It is also worth going to the top of the dome. The architecture is amazing. Do as much as you can and research before you arrive will help in narrowing down what you want to see.
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 10:30 - I and [my] Father are one. Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. John 20:28 - And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. Very crowded in warmer months so cannot see much but in cooler months totally worth a stop. Go to the top to see the view over Rome. Absolutely stunning
Felt blessed! Choose the entry tickets/ passes wisely, spend a bit more and get a qualified tour guide to walk you around the main areas rather than buying the worthless 'skip the line tickets' from the tour operators. Once the tour is done Please don't rush, take your time, explore each and every pillar, every tile, walk around and spend quality time, it's a different feeling.
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