Tomb of St Peter

sights / Historic

Tomb of St Peter information

Holy See
admission €13, over 15s only
Opening hours
by reservation only
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Excavations beneath the St.Peter's Basilica, which began in 1940, have uncovered part of the original church and what archaeologists believe is the Tomb of St Peter . In 1942, the bones of an elderly, strongly built man were found in a box hidden behind a wall covered by pilgrims’ graffiti. After more than 30 years of forensic examination, in 1976, Pope Paul VI declared the bones to be those of St Peter.