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“beautiful square” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
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London, United Kingdom
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“beautiful square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The place where the pope or the Holy Father held his Sunday service on special occasions. The square is ornamented with all the beautiful sculpture and structure of saints, popes and all the spiritual leader and defender of christian faith. The colonnade is composed of impressive columns and pillars symbolizes the gathering of christianity. Take Metro Line A stop Ottaviano to reach her. Highly recommended!

Visited October 2012
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“Just beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Like so much at Vatican City, the history and beauty is amazing. Such a significant religious location and so much to absorb and enjoy. Recommended.

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“Most covered in scaffolding”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Currently it's mostly covered in scaffolding so you can't get a nice picture. I also always thought the decision to put a huge obelisk in the center was stupid since you can't get a nice direct photo.

Visited November 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Absolutely lived up to all expectations - no TV show, film or picture can do St Peter's Square justice. Make sure you check when the Pope will be there as for many of us, that's a once in a lifetime.

Visited October 2012
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“Great Piazza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great view of the Basilica and the sculptures surround most of the square. Only spoiled by some scaffolding in September 2012 hopefully it is quickly removed.

Visited September 2012
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