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Hotel St Peters Basilica

Description

St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City is one the largest churches of the Christian world. The church dates from around 1506 when it was begun under the papacy of Julius II. Its current appearance owes a lot to the architects Bernini, Maderno and Michelangelo; from the dome and a bronze canopy, to the many sculptures. Tours are available from various sources. You can print out a one page walking tour from the website and do it yourself or you can rent an audio walking tour. Many tour companies in Rome offer free tours of the basilica and you can find out about the free guided tour schedule at the Information Desk near the Post Office on the left of the basilica. Tour groups with a priest can schedule mass at the Clementine Chapel near St. Peter's tomb. There is a schedule for attending mass at St Peter's, but it will be in Italian. If the Pope is in town he will usually appear at noon on Sundays to bless the crowd and pray to the Angelus. Weddings can be held in the Chapel of the Choir at St. Peter's Basilica. The Basilica is open daily: Apr-Sep 7:00am-7:00pm, Oct-Mar 7:00am-6:00pm There is a dress code which is strictly enforced at St. Peter's Basilica. You will be turned away if you are wearing shorts, miniskirts or have bare shoulders.

Name

St Peters Basilica

Address

Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Vatican City Vatican City | 0.2 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +39(6)69883731 | Fax:+39(6)69885518 | Official Homepage

Points of Interest in

More Points of Interest Vatican City

  • La Santa Sede
  • Festival Internazionale di Musica e Arte Sacra
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86/100

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Una sorprendente galleria d'arte
Reviewed August 2013 by sabra
La guida turistica di Perugia presentava la Chiesa di S.Pietro come una delle più belle della città. Quindi sono andata a visitarla con una certa curiosità. Devo ammettere che la premessa è stata egregiamente mantenuta. Di solito mi colpisce maggiormente la facciata rispetto alla parte interna di una chiesa, ma in questo caso si è verificato l’esatto opposto. La Chiesa di S. Pietro mi ha piacevolmente sorpreso, perché merita una visita per la ...
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perfection!
Reviewed December 2009 by magdadh
St Peter's is, arguably, the mother of all Christian churches. The Protestants or Orthodox might disagree, but St Peter's, albeit in a different physical guise, was standing at its site over a thousand years before Luther nailed his theses to the door in Wittenberg, and seven hundred years before the great East-West schism. It was originally founded at what was believed to be the site of St Peter's burial and in the centuries of its existence ...
86 out of 100 based on 74 reviews
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