St. Peter's Basilica

Highly recommended
Countless artists and architects, including Bramante, Michelangelo and Carlo Maderno, have worked on this building since the Emperor Constantine first erected a church here in 324, on the site of St Peter's martyrdom. Today a vast basilica looks onto St Peter's Square. The huge interior has countless masterpieces: Michelangelo's Pietà, St Peter's throne, the monument to Urban VIII and Bernini's canopy... From the top of the dome there is a superb view of Rome.

Useful information

Address : 

P.za San-Pietro

Phone:

+39 06 6988 3712

Opening hours

7am-6.30pm - Wed Papal Audience on St. Peter's Square, the basilica is closed until 1pm

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