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St Peter's Basilica

St Peter's Basilica was built between 1506 and 1590, when the dome was finally completed. It is on the site of the tomb of St. Peter; his relics were finally found and authenticated in the middle of the 20th century. Before the current grand ... 

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St Peter's Basilica

July 2014

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Outside the basilica

St Peter's Basilica

July 2014

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Across the river

St Peter's Basilica

July 2014

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The view from the top of St Peter's

April 2014

Ausmwo
Australia

This photo was taken after the walk to the top of St Peter's Basilica and shows the view across the square and Rome. Taken on 25 Jan 14.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour including Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica

St Peter's Basilica

October 2012

View from entrance to altar.
Discs set into the floor mark the size of other famous churches, proving that St Peter's in the largest church in the world.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

St Peter's 04/11/11

November 2011

This is how close we were to the Pope after following the tour guide's advice to attempt to get in the Basilica--amazing.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

St Peter's square

September 2010

Karen A
Canada

Top view from the roof of the basilica. 500+ steps, a real climb but well worth it!

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets

The nave, St Peter's basilica, Vatican City

October 2009

PETER K
United Kingdom

Not sure how I caught this looking so empty. It was very near closing time, but minutes earlier there had been plenty of people about. Sculptures and frescos are everywhere, and overwhelming. The church is gargantuan in scale and it is difficult to imagine worshipers achieving a personal sense of communion with their god.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

St Peter's Basilica

July 2008

Neil C
United Kingdom

The view from the road leading to St Peter's Basilica.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

From the Top of St. Peter's in Rome

June 2008

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This is a view after climbing the to the top. Note from Viator: The climb to the top of the dome at St Peter's Basilica is not part of this tour, however customers are encouraged to climb on their own, after the tour concludes.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

St Peter's Square

February 2008

John B
United Kingdom

View from St Peter's Square including obelisk, basilica and Pope's living quarter.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

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