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 Piazza San Pietro, 00193 Roma

Phone:

+39 06 6988 3731

Price:

free of charge

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 7am-7pm; Oct-Mar: 7am-6.30pm - Wed papal audience on St. Peter's square, the basilica is closed until 1pm

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