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Reviewed December 26, 2017
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Reviewed December 8, 2017
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Piazza di Monte Citorio, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

One of eight There are eight Egyptian obelisks within Rome and five ancient roman obelisks (copies of the Egyptian variety. They all come in various sizes this one is almost 34 meters in total height including its base. For us seeing the obelisk is definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

You really don't expect an Obelisk to be standing in front of the Italian Parliment, yet, there it is. I suppose if the Vatican can have one............

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Why not take a random turn in Rome and see an Obelisk that is typical of the Egyptian era. The area typically isn't crowded so it is a nice break as you are doing your walk of Rome tour.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

One of the 13 Egyptian obelisks located in Rome. Located in front of the parliament building. Square on which is the obelisk, is also interesting. It's nice that there are not many people

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is one of a few obelisks that were taken from Egypt and brought to Rome (by Augustus) when the Romans conquered that country. This red granite obelisk is about 2500 years old and still has quite clear engravings on it. It sits in the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

The obelisk is located in the center of a rather plain square, facing the Italian Parliament. The obelisk is also known as "Solare".

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

This is an original ancient Obelisk from Egypt. It is worth seeing and is very cool to see. The hieroglyphs are somewhat faded but the history is worth seeing. It is close to the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

You can't see an obelisk with this much detail on it every day. Worth a quick look if in the area. Wouldn't go out of the way to see it but while there it's good.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

The obelisk was originally made in Egypt’s city Heliopolis (nowadays a suburb of Cairo) in the 6th century B.C. during the reign of the pharaoh Psammethicus II. It was brought to Rome in 10 B.C. by the first Roman emperor Augustus (known also as Octavian)...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Borzov
Reviewed April 2, 2016

There are numerous obelisks in Rome, some are original Egyptian monuments while others are ancient Roman copies. This red granite obelisk located in Montecitorio Square in front of the Italian Parliament building is an original from the 7th Century BC. Emperor Augustus brought the obelisk...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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