Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli, 4/a, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
This is a beautiful basilica that I found completely by accident whilst exploring the city, and a fantastic surprise it turned out to be. Walking through the doors my breath was taken away with the fantastic architecture and the atmosphere within its walls. It is worth noting at this point, that the basilica is an operational catholic church and there is no fee to enter. Mass is held every sunday, and whilst there was no strict dress code at the time of my visit, it is respectful to cover your shoulders and knees. The inside of the basilica is dominated by Michelangelo's statue of Moses, which is the mausoleum of Pope Julius the II. The simple and scarce decoration inside only amplifies the sheer size of the piece and the craftsmanship involved. This is a hidden gem in a beautiful city, that I would advise anyone to seek out and visit.
The place looked and felt important. It had a real presence. Great view from on top of dome. Also very nice to go to the tombs of popes downstairs.
A must visit place in Rome where one can spend a quite and intimate couple of hours. Striking sculpture by Michelangelo. Remarkable wall painting in the nave. Marvelous inlay of St. Sebastian and many other wall pieces. Watching the €2 video tour is highly recommended.
Just stumbled across this church; a very interesting visit. As others have said, the Box'o Chains and the sculpture of Moses are the highlights. Be sure to acquaint yourself with the backstory on Moses' horns. (Notice I wrote horns, not "horns." Google search -> Michelangelo moses horns. So much for literal interpretations... ) A worthy experience.
Magnificent edifice of history with deep connection to Christian faith unveiled. The biggest of the 4 major basilicas in Rome. Your faith can only be strengthened after visiting here.