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St. Peter Enthroned

Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 23 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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Bucharest, Romania
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397 reviews 397 reviews
342 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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
69 helpful votes 69 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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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
102 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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99 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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544 reviews 544 reviews
443 attraction reviews
1,095 helpful votes 1,095 helpful votes
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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roma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

One never tires to admire these incredible Bernini creations. His mixture of different colours and materials are amazing! Go to Mass at 5 pm and you can get closer to it.

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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This sculpture is interesting, but you can easily get distracted from it or miss it entirely when you're swept away by the grandeur of St. Peter's and it's art.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
138 attraction reviews
332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

When in Saint Peter’s Basilica, be sure to visit the statue of St. Peter. He sits to the right of the altar. Pilgrims have been rubbing the right foot of this statue since around the late 1200s, so the foot is now a smooth flat surface. If you want St. Peter to bless you and open the gates of heaven... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

A peaceful work of art! Great to see that you can still touch his foot as millions have done already!

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