St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

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  • Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0669883731
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
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About St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Undisputed zenith of Renaissance architecture. Inarguably the most significant church in the world. Mecca of Catholic Christendom. Almost certainly the final resting place of St. Peter. Dominant of Rome’s skyline. Big enough to fit the Statue of Liberty. Michelangelo’s most reluctant masterpiece. The stunning building’s most important sights are:

  • La Pieta: The only signed work and sculpture of Michelangelo, depicting Mary cradling Jesus after the crucifixion. Famous for an older and more natural Madonna, no sign of The Passion on Christ’s face. Brutally damaged by the careless and the disturbed in the past, the sculpture is now housed behind bulletproof glass.
  • The Dome: Take the elevator to the roof. Then climb 323 steps to the top of the Dome for a view to blast your mind to smithereens. The elevator will cost you EUR5, and going to the top and down again will take up an hour.
  • St. Peter's Baldachin: Baroque bronze canopy that marks the location of St. Peter’s Tomb. Check out the columns, the four giant angels.
  • Chair of Saint Peter: Ancient cathedra that was perhaps used by St. Peter but definitely used by successive popes.
  • Monument to Alexander VII: The pope’s tomb, with a sculpture of him kneeling on it, supported by four female figures. From the doorway in front comes the winged figure of death.

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St Peter's Basilica Information

  • Be there as early as possible to avoid the crowds, Preferably before 11.00 am.
  • No hats for men.
  • Wear long trousers, shorts are not allowed.
  • Skirts longer than knee length.
  • Photography is allowed but the lack of light ruins it. Flash not allowed.
  • Audio guide is available.
  • Guided tours are available.
  • If Pope is in residence, he appears in the gallery on Sunday Noons.

St Peter's Basilica Ticket Prices

  • For elevator up to the dome: EUR 7
  • For stairs upto the dome: EUR 5
  • Audio Guide: EUR 5
  • Entrance to St. Peter’s Treasury has applicable charge.

How To reach St Peter's Basilica by Public Transport

  • Metro Line A Stop Cipro/Ottaviano
  • Buses 49, 490, 491, 23, 492, N11, N10
  • Tram No. 19

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