St Peters Basilica10191 Votes Currently Closed
- 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, Religious Site, Family And Kids
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.
Entrance Ticket Details For St Peters Basilica
- Included in the full ticket for the Vatican Museums (can be purchased separately).
How to Reach St Peters Basilica
- TakeLinea A or the red line towards Battistini, exits at Ottaviano-S. Pietro
- Del Frate Srl – traditional diner
- Antica Latteria Giuliani – coffee bar
23.02% of people who visit Rome include St Peters Basilica in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
26.32% of people start their St Peters Basilica visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see St Peters Basilica
50% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Peters Basilica
Visiting Saint Peters Basilica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Not only is the beauty of the church astounding, but it's also a place of prayer. While there, I was able to attend a mass behind the main altar underneath the stain glass window of the Holy Spirit. Although the mass was entirely in Italian, it was fascinating to see how so many people from around the world still worshiped in the same way. Truly an amazing place.
Absolutely mind blowing. The second you walk in you get a true sense of scale and an appreciation for the amount of effort that must have gone in to creating this magnificent place. The detail of the inside is incredible. I didn't see anyone get turned away due to the dress code but have a search before you go and make sure you adhere to the rules. Highly recommended.
I'm not a religious person and this place is still amazing. So many amazing works of art. The statues and ceilings are something that has to be seen in person to understand how amazing they are. So much detail. We had a tour through that Vatican museum, Sistine chapel and at Peter's Basilica. I would highly suggest doing this. You not only get to hear about the things you don't want to miss but more importantly you get to skip about 4 hours of standing in line.
Beautiful place, amazing architecture. worth visiting the place. There is no entry fees for the church and square, but to avoid long queues you can buy fast entry pass. Make sure sleeveless and clothes below knees are not allowed inside the church. Tour guides and also audio tours are available before entering the church. Place is worth exploring.
We booked our tour through the Vatican Museum. Maria, our guide was effervescent and extremely knowledgeable of art. It was a great idea to have a tour guide for many reasons. Not only did we not have to wait in loooooong lines to see the museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, but also she managed to give us an understanding of the enormous Vatican. Without a tour, I don’t know how anyone can know what to do there. I will say I’m surprised I didn’t suffocate especially in the Sistine Chapel from all the people pressed up against each other. Still it was worth going to the Vatican.