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St. Peter Enthroned

Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #21 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Owner description: This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.
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E. Orange, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Easier to tour the sites when you reserve your tour from your hotel. You will be touring with an english speaking guide and behold the beauty of the Wonderful historical site and great architect.

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Warsaw, Poland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

An interesting work of art. Pilgrims who come to the Basilica traditionally touch and kiss its foot - there's a rather short queue (5-10 minutes). Not easy to take a good picture of it.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The statue of St. Peter is beautiful. Such a great work of art. So masterfully crafted. But a couple things that stood out. One was the people trying to rub his feet. Not sure what the significance is of that gesture. The other is good luck trying to take a picture with the statue. Even though there was hardly a... More

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Tehran, Iran
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156 reviews 156 reviews
136 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

it is a holy statue for some fully religeous christians who touch it for blessing. not a christian,but we wanted o touch it aswell , because st.peter was a respectful figure,so we touched his feet with respect.the foot was little than the other foot and very smooth for so much rubbing.an attraction in itself.

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Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
98 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

People queue to take pictures kissing or touching St.Peter's foot which has become smooth and lost its black colour from all the touching it got. It can be hard to take a picture as there are ushers who hurry people to avoid getting long queues.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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245 reviews 245 reviews
105 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Magnificent! The visitors that pilgrimage here just for this statue. He is famous for having healing powers and his feet touched, as a matter of fact, he has been touched by so many his feet are now eroding. Take a good and quick picture because the line here is unreal. You are permitted to go one by one, quickly, to... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It could be painstaking to get a picture of the statue as people queue up to pay tribute to the statue by kissing his feet. But none the less you can click a good picture very quickly if you are lucky enough for a few seconds before another crowd gather to queue up.

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Bucharest, Romania
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358 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Saint Peter Enthroned Statue is a bronze statue sculpted by Arnolfo di Cambio around 1300. The statue is famous for the fact that many tourists touched the Saint's feet so much that it causes an erosion and the feet almost dissapeard (now the feet are new and possibly made from another material).

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New York City, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
90 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

One of the must views when in the Basilica, make sure to rub the foot as you leave this wonderful statue for good luck. Jolly chriss.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
108 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It is a masterpiece of work. This statue of St Peters is bronze sitting on a throne. Many visitors touch his feet its just so remarkable to see this. One will see his statue when visiting the Vatican city. Enjoy good to see this.

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