St Peters Basilica

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 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

St Peters Basilica - Review

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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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

TripHobo Highlights for St Peters Basilica

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting St Peters Basilica

  • 25.56% 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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St Peters Basilica, Rome Reviews

  • Basilica: Cool site to visit with free entrance! It's huge and very elaborate. There can be a bit of a line to get in purely for the security check but it's not that bad. Dome: Great site but even with the elevator ride, there are still quite a few steps to get to the top in tight spaces. Not for those who struggle with stairs or are claustrophobic. It's also one way, so once you start, you can't really go back. It's also super cramped at the top so you're tight with a lot of people for quite a while. The views are quite nice of the square.

  • Absolutely amazing. Hard to find words to describe so I wouldn't try. If you are adventurous go up to the top of the dome. 10€ takes you there with elevator ride. It saves you climbing 300+ stairs. (8€ pure climbing, no elevator) What they forget to mention is that you'd still have to climb 350 stairs after the elevator ride. It could be considered strenuous as it's pretty narrow and curvy. All in all it's more than worth it mainly because of the view (on a rainy day you're out of luck) but the dome itself from inside is pretty interesting, too. Good luck.

  • I visited Vatican city with a large group of friends. Although none of us were there for religious reasons, we still liked seeing the epic structures with it's rich decoration. We travelled up the staircase to the cupola (551 steps!) to view the fantastic sight from the top of the cupola. Do note that you may not bring any food or potentially harmful objects, and you will be searched before entering Vatican City.

  • Church was beautiful. There are many other churches around the world that do compare however if you are in the area is is worth a visit. It was free. The two levels were open when I went. There was a line up when we went so maybe try and get in early or be ready to wait. There is no cover. Be sure to dress appropriately. Strollers were not permitted.

  • Unique place! Especially when you see the Pope. Sunday at 12.00pm. everyone can see the Pope. At. Peter's Basilica is free to visit, there is always a massive queue but is amazing experience! And also you can go to the top of the Basilica (the dome) it cost €8 by foot or €10 by the lift! Incredible view from the Dome! Enjoy the St. Peter's Basilica! Enjoy in Rome.

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