St. Peter's Basilica

Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Free Things to Do: In 324 AD, Constantine commissioned a cathedral dedicated especially to the Apostle Peter. The church was reportedly built on the burial site of this most influential Christian, who was crucified...  Read More
Historic Sites: Commonly referred to as the 'mother of all churches,' St. Peter's Basilica was commissioned in 324 AD by Constantine as a church to be dedicated to the Apostle Peter. The church was reportedly built...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities: Commonly referred to as the 'mother of all churches,' St. Peter's Basilica was comissioned in 324 AD by Constantine as a church to be dedicated to the Apostle Peter. The church was reportedly built on...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Basilica: Daily 7am-7pm
  • Grottoes: Daily 9am-6pm
  • Dome: Daily 8am-6pm
  • Treasury Museum: Daily 8am-6pm
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally:

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Basilica including grottoes Free
    Dome €5 - €7
    Treasury Museum Adult €6; Child (0-6) Free
    Necropolis €10

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  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Whether you're Catholic or not, St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican's beauty will take your breathe away.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: No building in Rome is taller than the beautiful dome of St Peter's.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Don't miss the biggest church in the world and it's beautiful late Renaissance artwork.

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