Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano

Church and Historic Site · Vatican City
Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican, Vatican
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    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

The stateliness of Carlo Maderno’s seventeenth century façade hints at the immensity of St. Peter’s Basilica inside, which today remains one of the largest churches in the world. Place Managed by the Rome's Tourism Dept. in collaboration with //Avanti Concept Agency


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    Color Trip
    "Pope standing at the window for the blessing."(8 Tips)
    "Visit the Cappel...take the stairs!"(10 Tips)
    "great place to visit after Vatican museum"(5 Tips)
    Marcio C.
    "La Pietà at the entrance"(3 Tips)
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  • Panos G.

    I think they have to do something for that queues...2 hours waiting time to get in is madness!

    Panos Georgatos · 1 week ago
  • Burc A.

    No need to good into the treasury!

    Burc Avci · 2 weeks ago
  • M A.

    It has a good vibe ❤❤

    M ALDossary · 2 weeks ago
  • Luis Eduardo C.

    One of the best scenic views in the city and an incredible monument.

  • CaliGirl S.

    Magnificent view!!! Love this place!

    CaliGirl Sava · October 28
  • Iris

    Very impressive! Worth a visit. And dont forget to go up to the dome :)

    Iris · October 26
  • Teodora L.

    One of my most favorite places in Roma! Breathtaking architecture and a real pleasure to look at, at day and night.

  • Junot J.

    Walk walk walk

    Junot Juliano · October 17
  • Dila A.

    impressive, huge, dont go with short dresses, you have to cover

    Dila Akyuz · October 16
  • Anna F.

    Very magnificent and beautiful place. You should definitely visit it while in Vatican/Rome.

    Anna Feruga · October 15
  • Piia V.

    Don't buy skip the line tickets to the Vatican museums (they sell those inside basilica) There's no line if you are there in the afternoon.

    Piia Vuori · October 15
  • Vidhi B.

    Do not get scared by the long long queues to the church, they move real fast. The steps to cupola are very suffocating and uncomfortable so think twice before going up. Definitely take the lift.

    Vidhi Bagdia · October 13
  • Geraldine

    Wow this is huge!

    Geraldine · October 11
  • Tarık Ö.

    Dont leave rome without seeing Vatican. Museum is a must see.

    Tarık Ölmez · October 8
  • Amit G.

    Huge huge church. Do see 'Pieta' (Mary holding Christ after crucification), one of the marvels created by Michelangelo. It is the first statue on the right after the entrance.

    Amit Gaharwar · October 5
  • Keti K.

    This is best please i heve been!

    Keti Keto · October 3
  • Léo

    What a marvelous places... every sunday noon there's the Angelus Mass!!

    Léo · October 3
  • Ariel G.

    Take the stairs near the altar to visit the Popes' - and some queens' - tombs.

    Ariel G · October 2
  • Quentin L.

    If you have to visit only one church in Rome, visit this one ! Do not miss to climb to the dome for a panoramic view of Rome !

    Quentin Lafon · September 21
  • Benjamin 🚀

    Huge!!! Take your time and enjoy every nook and cranny. It's well worth whatever wait you may have to endure. 😄🇮🇹

    Benjamin 🚀 · September 14
  • JK

    You need to go around the block to get in. Make sure you try the holy water

    JK · September 14
  • Francesco S.

    Arte arte arte..

    Francesco Sito · September 12
  • Marek B.

    Closed every wednesday till 12h!

    Marek Beneš · September 9
  • Lewis T.

    Opens at 7am. Aim to get there before 9am to avoid the queue. Nice and peaceful. Otherwise the tour groups and cruise ship tours start arriving ~9am.

    Lewis T · August 30
  • Madison

    Absolutely stunning - the line moved quite quickly, so don't be turned off. Don't forget to cover up your shoulders & knees or you will be turned away at the door, which would be a shame!

    Madison · August 29
  • Lubo G.

    Favorite place. Can stay here for hours!

    Lubo Georgiev · August 26
  • Ter A.

    Enjoy all and be quiet.

    Ter Ams · August 25
  • Chris P.

    Little to say that hasn't already been said - but one cannot come to Rome and not visit. You'll not be disappointed.

    Chris Phillips · August 22
  • Kevin H.

    Always keep looking up

    Kevin Huber · August 18
  • Gergő V.

    You have to go up to viewpoint of the dome!

    Gergő Varkoly · August 13
  • Marco O.

    Come early so you can avoid large queues.

    Marco Ortiz · August 12
  • Michael H.

    Beautiful. Stunning architecture. Just don't think of the money being kept in here and not making it to the rest of the Catholic church around the world...

    Michael Holdsworth · August 10
  • Stefania M.

    A must see. Don't get fooled by the people selling tickets to skip the queue it's not worth it cause the line goes fast and the Basilica entry is free!

    Stefania Mani · August 7
  • Khaled ☤

    The most admirable church to check out and learn about the history of the Vatican City!

    Khaled ☤ · July 16
  • Fran B.

    Great Architecture with great historical background.

    Fran Basy · July 8
  • Farnaz M.

    Don't be fooled by tour guides as you enter the square. They want you to pay extra for their tour. One told me the wait for the Basilica is 1 hour and 45 minutes. I only had to wait 30 to get inside

    Farnaz M · June 20
  • Georgios K.

    Simply astounding

  • Adlyna T.

    A must visit to their dome & climb at the top to see the panaromic view of city of Rome! 🇮🇹 You may get claustrophobia & tired climbing the narrow stairs but it is totally worth it! #RomeHighlights

    Adlyna Taha · April 25
  • Boris D.

    So... i recommend to spend a 20 euro ticket to visit it and skip all queue (ask in information). Guide was great.

    Boris Delev · April 25
  • Clementina

    Most impressive place I've ever been in my life. I'm not even religious. Free entrance, the line seems long but quite fast.

    Clementina · April 20
  • Celestine T.

    Can't take good portraits at the top of dome. There are too many fence bars.

    Celestine Tang · April 18
  • Ali L.

    It's about a two hour wait to get in, so bring a friend or you will be bored out of your mind. There's no real order to the line, make sure you go to the top of the dome.

    Ali Latifi · April 15
  • Bea H.

    It's worth waiting for the entrance. At least in March, when we had to wait for 45min on a Thursday afternoon. Reading on Wikipedia about the architecture and context helps. :)

    Bea H · March 29
  • Instant H.

    Sistine Chapel is located on Vatican museums which are not inside or on the side of St. Peter's Church; they are located at 10 minutes walking from there. Avoid paying the elevator, is senseless.

    Instant Hunter · February 28
  • Steve T.

    Go to the visitor information on the left of the piazza at 2.15pm Monday to Friday and join the free tour run by students of the Pontifical North American College. Very very very good.

    Steve Tancock · February 25
  • Kanıt V.

    aziis peter baziliskası

    Kanıt Vural · February 11
  • Jelle V.

    This church is very impressive. Never seen any church this big! Free entrance. Have to stand in a 30min queue (average waiting time) though for luggage check. Worth it.

    Jelle Van den Eede · February 5
  • Elif A.

    The view from the top👆

    Elif Arslan · February 5
  • Biker&Boho T.

    if you are not wearing the appropriate clothing, you will be seen in paper clothing in all your pictures. men and women. also. you can make confession in any language. climb the duomo.

    Biker&Boho Tucson · January 8
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