St Peters Basilica, Rome
About St Peters Basilica, Rome
St Peters Basilica, Rome - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City
Ticket Price: 4 EUR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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.
St Peters Basilica Ticket Prices
- Included in the full ticket for the Vatican Museums (can be purchased separately).
How To reach St Peters Basilica by Public Transport
- TakeLinea A or the red line towards Battistini, exits at Ottaviano-S. Pietro
Restaurants Near St Peters Basilica
- Del Frate Srl – traditional diner
- Antica Latteria Giuliani – coffee bar
St Peters Basilica, Rome Reviews - Write a Review
A beautiful historic and religious piece of architecture. One of the most splendid and opulent constructions I've ever seen in my life. It really is breathtaking to look at. A must-see for everyone, but please remain respectful as it is a place of worship after all. Keep it peaceful and clean and enjoy the magnificent view!
Although I'm not religious, this place is a historical marvel. The architecture is astounding, and everything inside and outside is beautiful. You can walk to the very top of the basilica, and the view is great. Although some advise against it, I recommend taking a tour with a guide - they appear to be scams, but they're not. We paid 10 euros more for entry, but we got to skip both queues (the queue to the basilica is different to the queue for the museum), and the tour guide was actually great; we had an American guide, and he was lovely and addressed everyone. If there is more than ten of you in the group (which there will be), they give you an earpiece to better hear the guide. If you want, you can even break off from them! You're not required to stick with them the whole time, but I would as they actually explain things and otherwise, you won't have a clue what anything is inside.
The security guards working here are the worst I have ever seen. When you have an issue, they are of absolutely NO help. They cannot answer simple questions. It's unbelievable that this is a church. The way it is run is deplorable. I will never recommend or step foot in Vatican City again! This is a poor representation of Catholicism.
Probably the most beautiful church in the world. Every corner of it - inside and out - is a sight to behold and inside you are constantly in awe. Do not be put off by the queues outside as it moves quite quickly. We queued from the other side of the square, all along the front and it took around 35 minutes. It's to go through a security check. Once through it is not crowded really at all as it is so vast. It's also free entry so don't get caught by any touts saying otherwise. You have to pay to go to the top of the dome - which we did - but that is it. We'd recommend going to the top first if that is what you want to do. It's €6 by stairs, €8 half stairs/half elevator. The views from the top are stunning and you come back down inside the Basilica and can continue on from there. Would happily go back!
You MUST do the Cupola. Amazing views. EVERYONE take the lift... do not let the "Warning 320+ steps signs" dissuade you. From the top of the lift you have a chance to take in the interior dome balcony and the beautiful view from the roof without having climbed more than a few steps... Then the more adventurous in your group can decide to climb the additional steps to the top.
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