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St. Peter's Basilica: Guided Tour

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St. Peter's Basilica, Dome Climb & Papal Crypts: Guided Tour

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Saint Peter's Basilica Official Audioguide

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Papal Audience and St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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St. Peter's Basilica Dome: Dedicated Entrance + Audio Guide

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St Peter's Basilica + Necropolis

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Tips for visiting St. Peter's Basilica

If you want to visit the iconic dome of St. Peter's Basilica during your visit, you'll need to select the correct tickets to do so; standard St. Peter's Basilica tickets do not include access to the dome.

You can visit the dome by selecting one of the excellent 'Dome Climb' tour options, which include a fully guided tour of the basilica as well as the record-breaking dome. You can even choose to visit the sacred crypts below the church, where saints (including St. Peter himself) have been interred over the centuries.

According to Catholic doctrine, Saint Peter's tomb is located directly below the high altar (the Altar of the Confession) of St. Peter's Basilica. As a result, it's no surprise that many popes have also been buried here since the early Christian period. Your St. Peter's Basilica tickets will let you get incredibly close to this holy burial site.

With an architectural design team consisting of Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's Basilica is widely considered to be the ultimate example of Renaissance architecture.

Due to its immaculate Renaissance architecture, as well as being the purported location of the remains of St. Peter himself, the basilica is one of the most sacred sites in all of Catholicism. Even if you're not a practicing Catholic, there's simply no denying the jaw-dropping grandeur of this monumental building.

St. Peter's Basilica is open all year around, with opening hours varying slightly with the season.

From 1 April to 30 September, St. Peter's Basilica is open between 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

From 1 October to 31 March, it is open between 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM.

Crowds at the Vatican tend to be the least busy in November, and between January to March. So if you are planning to buy St. Peter's Basilica tickets, these months can be the most relaxing times of the year to do so, with early in the morning being the quietest time of the day.

December and Easter (late March to mid April) are the busier times of the Catholic calendar, and crowds can be more hectic around these religious celebrations. So be prepared to love thy neighbour if you decide to visit during these bustling times of the year!

The Papal Audience itself is actually free, but seeing it does require some planning. It's necessary to reserve your ticket in advance by downloading a form and filling it in, then picking up your ticket once the process is complete. While it's definitely possible, it can be time-consuming.

If you're looking to save time and effort when getting your Papal Audience tickets, the 'Papal Audience + St. Peter’s Basilica: Guided Tour' option is perfect for you. An on-site expert will take care of your ticket reservation and your guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica will be sorted out in advance.

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About: St. Peter's Basilica

The Renaissance-era St Peter's Basilica is one of the largest churches in the world (and the home-church of the Pope). Highlights include the dome (the biggest in the world), Bernini's Baldacchino (the centerpiece of the church), and Michelangelo's Pietà (the only artwork he ever signed).

For both the pious and the casual visitor, a trip to St. Peter's is an awe-inspiring trip into the heart of Vatican City.

Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 07:00 - 19:00
Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro, 00120, Rome
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