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St. Peter's Basilica and Apostolic Palace
Vatican City
Sacristy (011) 39 06 6988 3712
Parish Office (011) 39 06 6988 5435
Vatican Switchboard (011) 39 06 6982

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St. Peter's Basilica:
Hours: Apr-Sep 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Oct-Mar 7:00 AM - 6:00
PM
Cost: Free

Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel:
Hours: Closed on many holidays
Mar-Oct 8:45-3:20, Saturdays 8:45 - 12:20
Nov-Feb 8:45 - 12:20
Closed Sundays, except the last Sunday of the month

Cost: 12 Euros except the last Sunday of the month which is free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not miss La Pietà, the world-renowned work by Michaelangelo, just to the right of the main entrance, or his lovely Sistine Chapel ceiling deep within the Apostolic Palace.

 

 

Keep in mind that this basilica is still a working place of worship.  Be respectful and follow the dress-code or you will NOT be allowed inside.  No shorts or sleeveless shirts, no short skirts, no bare shoulders.  The Swiss Guards will turn you away!

Who we visited here:
Saint Peter
Pope John Paul II

 

Factoid: St. Peter's is the largest religious building in the world.

 

Learn more about St. Peter's

Saint Peter's Official Website

 

 

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