St Peters Basilica

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City, Rome, Italy
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 4 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church

The iconic St. Peter’s Basilica is another jewel on the Vatican crown. This historic and immensely important church should not be skipped by any means. The current structure which stands on the site took well over one hundred years to complete within the time frame of 1506 and 1626. This monument today stands as a testament to the dexterity of Christianity in Rome and is considered to be one of the most important and ‘holiest’ churches in Vatican and indeed in the world. When you plan a trip to Rome to visit this cathedral, one should keep in mind that a dress code is enforced in and around these areas which specifies that shorts, miniskirts, etc are not allowed.

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  • Included in the full ticket for the Vatican Museums (can be purchased separately).

  • TakeLinea A or the red line towards Battistini, exits at Ottaviano-S. Pietro

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  • St Peters Basilica Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City, Rome, Italy
  • St Peters Basilica Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • St Peters Basilica Price: 4 EUR
  • Best time to visit St Peters Basilica(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit St Peters Basilica: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 25.49% of people who visit Rome include St Peters Basilica in their plan

  • 26.32% of people start their St Peters Basilica visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see St Peters Basilica

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Peters Basilica

People normally club together St Peter's Square and Vatican Museums while planning their visit to St Peters Basilica.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Elaine gave us an extremely informative and enjoyable tour St Peter's Basilic, the Sistine Chapel, and the museums. She was entertaining as well as highly intelligent in her field. We went with WHAT A LIFE TOURS with whom she is a guide. I would highly recommend Elaine and what a life tours. We went with a very small group, then we joined Mario with the same tour company for an afternoon tour of the Colosseum and area. He gave me information one probably couldn't find after reading many books. Highly recommend their company, Elaine, and Mario

  • This was absolutely one of the most awe-inspiring locations we visited on our entire trip. The size and detail of the interior is quite amazing. We went during the off season and waited about 20 minutes. I can easily see how the line can get hours long.

  • Truly a site to behold, regardless of your religious affiliation. Free to anyone who wants to see it - but fare warning, would 100% recommend getting skip-the-lines tickets to Vatican City and Museum that may save you hours of waiting in line. Just choose a time, pay a small fee, and walk right in past the line of people that most can stretch for blocks even during the "slow season." Would definitely recommend guided tour or audio guide such as Rick Steve's, full of information and details that will help you appreciate this magnificent Basilica that much more. A must see if you have the time and are visiting Vatican City.

  • St.Peter Square is located right in the center of Vatican City which is an independent country inside of Rome. Not only its the only example of a country within a city but also it has the smallest population of about 1000 people. Since its the home to The Pope, it is super religious so you have to cover up when you enter the country. No hats, shoulder must be covered, no short or skirts (knees must be covered) and no ripped or cut off jeans. We just went to the public main area and did not get tickets to go inside any of the Basilica/Church for multiple reasons. First off, the right wing and the left wing entrances are separate which means you have to line up twice. The line up area is not covered and it was SUPER sunny that day. We were told you cannot take any photos inside and because the line up was CRAZY, they said the security inside is timing people. We were disappointed, but at least not sick. The people are nice and super attentive. As soon as you enter, there is a different vibe in the air. It is so majestic. The magnitude and history of this place is breathtaking. Recommend, reading about this place before going so that you can understand it on a deeper level.

  • After a long day in the Vatican, we came to the Basilica di San Pietro at the end of the day. But I must say this was one of my favorite places to visit in Rome! The Basilica is huge! And if you take the stairs or elevator to the top you will be completely blown away by the view. It's exactly what you see on the news or in movies, but being there in real life is breathtaking.

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