Contrary to popular belief, the St. Peter’s Basilica isn’t the mother church of the Catholic Church nor is it the residence of the bishop of Rome. However, this building is probably the most famous church in the world. It owes its fame to extraordinary design, modeled by no other than the great renaissance artists Michelangelo and Bernini. The iconic dome of the basilica is often seen on Rome postcards and is among the most memorable attractions of the city.
It is located in the centre of Vatican which makes it one of the top pilgrimage spots in the world. Thousands visitors come to this basilica, some of them as tourists, while some come for religious purposes. According to legend, the grave of the basilica’s namesake, St. Peter is bellow right under the altar.
The St. Peters Basilica is located in the Vatican, so the best way to get there from Rome is by metro. Ottaviano is one of the stations closest to the Vatican.
The full ticket costs 12e, while the admission for children is 8e.