St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is the world headquarters of Roman Catholicism and one of the largest churches in the world. Founded by Constantine the Great in 324, it stands over the tomb of Saint Peter the Apostle.
Quick Facts on St. Peter's Basilica
- Other names
- St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica di San Pietro
Shrine of St. Peter
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
- Phone number
- 06-69881662 (for information on worship services)
- Opening hours
- Basilica, sacristy, treasury: Oct-Mar daily 9am-6pm; Apr-Sept daily 9am-7pm.
Grottoes: daily 8am-5pm
Dome: Oct-Mar daily 8am-5pm; Apr-Sept 8am-6pm
- Basilica (including grottoes): free. Dome: stairs €4; elevator €5 Treasury: €4
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