San Pietro in Vincoli (Rome, Italy) Reviews
Description:Sightseeing Type: Churches / Temples / An ancient basilica dedicated to St Peter the Apostle and houses the famous ... more
Newest Review: ... and from dooyoo's picture you may even say it's fairly un-churchlike in appearance - however, it's when you step inside the building that the real majesty of the place becomes apparent. Open from 9am-12pm in the morning, and then from 3pm-6pm in the afternoon, the basilica is free to enter, although it's best to visit early in the day to avoid the crowds that inevitably gather during ... more
Customer San Pietro in Vincoli (Rome, Italy) Reviews (1)
by - written on 31/05/09, updated on 01/06/09 (Very useful, 129 readings)
San Pietro in Vincoli, translated as 'Saint Peter in Chains', is a basilica in Rome which was built to house the chains said to have held Saint Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem. Apart from the chains, tourists also visit the church in order to view Michaelangelo's beautiful statue of Moses, which adorns the tomb of Pope Julius II. San Pietro in Vincoli was first erected in around 432, although there have been many additions to the structure over the centuries. These modifications continued right up until the most recent renovation in 1875, and I imagine the building would have looked significantly different in it's early years to how it appears now. ... Read the complete review
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