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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

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Address: Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 390669881840
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and...

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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Beautiful and historic

Beautiful Colonnade and fountains in St. Peter's Square...You have a view of where the Pope addresses his followers as wll as where the smoke rises to indicate that a new Pope has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Colonnade and fountains in St. Peter's Square...You have a view of where the Pope addresses his followers as wll as where the smoke rises to indicate that a new Pope has been selected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I saw St. Peter's Square on the TV I didn't imagine it was so big in live. If you are visiting Vatican you should take a photo on the square as well as taking a slow walk around wondering how everything is so wonderfully built.

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful square but in the summer it's filled with chairs and quite crowded which takes away from the atmosphere.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the square you have access to the church and its dome. Its access is free. There is also the postoffice of the Vatican. The square is big. Every wednesday morning the Pope has his speech and the square is full of people.

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Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is so nice,big square in front of the marvellous church of San Peter where you can admire inside the church the statues of Michelangelo,to feel the holy spirit with a thousand of people which do not stop to visit it during all the days of year,if you are lucky maybe you could hear one speech of Pope,anyway the square... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a huge square, we didn't get a chance to walk around the square because we were on a tour of the Basilica, but took plenty of pictures. You can see the window from which the Pope gives his messages from. This square is very crowded with lots of tourist moving all around.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an amazing square. We loved the Swiss Guards and loved seeing where the pope's window was. Worth experiencing

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Thank angelbear911
Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Many statues the plaza was huge and it really gave a stunning view of the Vatican. There were chairs placed for an event going on or something.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the square every day of our 3 day visit to Rome as it was so beautiful it was usually very crowded especially in the mornings but looks lovely as the sun goes down and it lights up in the dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful square full of art to amaze us. Statues, plaques, architecture all amazing. I loved it and would recommend everyone visit it when in Rome.

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