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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peter's square” (336 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 1840
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If you’d like to visit St. Peter’s Square with decent pics without a multitude of guests, come early. We visited here early in the morning and it was perfect. After we visited all the attractions here in the Vatican, there were hordes of people. It...More

Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful example of classical architecture. Truly beautiful. A must see for anyone visiting Rome.

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wedding anniversary day for us today and we had a day there walking taking photos there and saw the pope

Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here many times over the years- but whenever in Rome must return for at least a stroll thru the piazza With kids this time- a hot August morning- packed as always- so many weddings going on- amazing!!!

Thank jeff b
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see when in Rome. I could spend hours here, just observing the small architectural details, soaking in the atmosphere and people watching.

Thank Travel_aimlessly
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very beautiful place, serene, impressive and square. I enjoyed the evening there, a walk. When lighted it looked beautiful and a place you would like to spend the evening with. I liked the place.

Thank HolidayLifeLive
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As someone not visiting for religious reasons, this was a beautiful site and our tour guide gave us an excellent understanding of the site as we waited for entry to St. Peter's Basilica. Our Roman tour guide was Catholic and extremely proud of the current...More

Thank MWivell
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Special place to be, great afternoon and sunset. Great place for a family picture. Busy in some weekdays

Thank DrLUNIGA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited here twice in the past week. Once as part of a tour of the Vatican City by day and the second as part of a night time Rome tour. It was lovely to see it so quiet in the evening - would recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another place in Rome that needs no introduction. A place of culture and history with beautiful architecture. Very hot in August. Water fountains in the shaded areas and a good place to sit for a while and people watch.

Thank Kevin R
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geraldineshearer
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Andy H | Reviewed this property |
Arrive as early as you can, there will be long queues. In our party, we took turns queuing and exploring (one person remains in the line, whilsts the others walk around, take pictures etc. then change). Tip: there will be... More
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Trina07
April 4, 2018|
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Response from gauravb992 | Reviewed this property |
The square is an open area with no tickets. Feel free to move around without any charge.
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SivyPillay
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Log140 | Reviewed this property |
My advice is expect Large crowds, It will be very Crowded , probably very hot, get there as early as possible in other words probably not a good day to visit from a tourist point of view.
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