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St. Peter Enthroned

Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 24 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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... more » 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. « less
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Tehran, Iran
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Malta
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44 helpful votes 44 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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138 helpful votes 138 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Ok, it's a famous bronze statue that have lot of history, but within its location, it become just another statue. Nice to observe the ritual of people touching his foot and how erode (wear) is it that demonstrate that the number of people who did it is just incredible....

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Facing the papal altar and looking to the right, one sees the famous bronze statue of St. Peter, believed to be a 13th Century work by Arnolfo di Cambio. I managed to stop by here on every visit I made to the church itself and was always able to see it, although there were varying numbers of people around it... More

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Brantley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

All of these sights are must-sees when visiting the Vatican..I can't reiterate this enough...get a guided tour!

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