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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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Bronze seated statue of St. Peter

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... read more

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

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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Warsaw, Poland
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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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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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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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