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Saint Peter's Basilica

Rome

14.5/5(2 Ratings)
Ranked 2 of 40 sightseeing in Rome
The Basilica is so named as it is the burial place of Saint Peter, one of the primary disciples of Jesus Christ. Originally constructed in 4th century AD, it was demolished and reconstructed between 1506 and 1626. Michelangelo was a chief contributor the project. He designed the main dome of the basilica and sculpted the very famous Pietà. Another ancient marvel is the Baldacchino by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This four-poster is 96 feet tall and is carved out of solid bronze. 

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What travellers are saying about Saint Peter's Basilica

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Operating hours

Sun:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tue:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thu:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Entry Fee

Adult:
Free/not applicable
Child:
Free/not applicable
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Contact Details

Website: www.saintpetersbasilica.org

Phone: + 39-66-988-3712

Reviews and Ratings

Somprakas Basu

Somprakas Basu4.6/5

16 reviews

A fantastic monument

It was worth visiting the place I had heard from many corners. The structure was awesome and is a memento of the artwork of Michelangelo. One should visit it to fathom its beauty.

Gaurav Sangtani

Gaurav Sangtani4.3/5

5 reviews

Inspiring and grand in history

The St Peter's Basilica is definitely awe inspiring in its scale and its history, and of course, if you were visiting the Vatican it would be unwise to miss it. That said it is just a Basilica after all, so depending on your interest in such sites the experience could go either ways. We spent 20 min walking around, took some pictures, and made our way out of there feeling perfectly satiated with our tourist experience.

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Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome

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Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome
Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome

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Thejasvi Bhat

Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome