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Address: Vatican City, Italy
Description: This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a...
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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..so we visit St Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican, Not being Catholic, but of protestant faith, I stand in front of St Peter's statue watching all and sundry touching or stroking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

..so we visit St Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican, Not being Catholic, but of protestant faith, I stand in front of St Peter's statue watching all and sundry touching or stroking the right foot, wondering why this is being allowed to happen as the foot has been worn down by this action. The realization is that the leap of faith... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Such an iconic statue, it is worth the wait in line to see it. One of the highlights of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When I saw the line of people waiting to pass in front of this dark bronze statue, I took a closer look to see what the importance of it was. Then I saw their hands rubbing/touching its foot. I realized immediately it was the statue of St. Peter, the one I had been wondering where it was placed in this... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

One of the interesting monuments to find at St. Peter's Basilica is the bronze figure of St. Peter, resting in a white marble chair. This sculpture is credited to Arnolfo di Cambio (c.1300), making it one of the oldest monuments on display in the basilica. Here you can see a St. Peter, with halo over his head, right hand slightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

But I gave them a good rub. We were told it was good fortune for travelers to kiss or rub the foot of the statue. The germophobe in me wouldn't let me kiss something countless other strangers already have

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

These are all great sites but you only have so much time so use this must see in context of you visit to other things nearby

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's not often I kiss the foot of 700 year old statues that people have been kissing for 700 years, but in this case I made an exception in a show of reverence to our first Pope. What a wonderful tribute to the rock upon which Jesus built his church.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

it is the st peter to whom this basilica is dedicated.such a beautiful statue ......a lot of christian pilgrims go n touch/kiss his feet,believed to be a ritual.i did the same,but the foot is discolored now due to all the touching.though a small line,guards keep asking people to move ahead.but after doing the ritual it was for a few mins... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This isn't my favorite work of art in St. Peter's - but worth seeing, as it is a statue of the man that the basilica is dedicated to, and our first Pope. I also went and touched the foot and I enjoy thinking about how many other Christian pilgrims have come here over time to do the same.

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E. Orange, New Jersey
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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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Address: Vatican City, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City

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