We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6988 1840
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$42.30*
and up
Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation
More Info
$40.13*
and up
Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City
More Info
$120.52*
and up
Vatican Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica including the Cupola and Vatican...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,214 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1568
    Excellent
  • 672
    Very good
  • 153
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Totally Beautiful

Totally beautiful place. I am not a religious person but I was amazed by the beauty of St Peter's Square. Such a peaceful place and a must see when visiting Rome. So much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Joloso
,
Kent, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

5,214 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,416: English reviews
Kent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Totally beautiful place. I am not a religious person but I was amazed by the beauty of St Peter's Square. Such a peaceful place and a must see when visiting Rome. So much history and wonderful architecture.

Helpful?
Thank Joloso
Panama City, Panama
Level Contributor
393 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Early and late photos of the Piazza the day that the Pope gave his blessing for the new year. Memorable.

Helpful?
Thank Moe P
Billund, Denmark
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No trip to Rome is complete without seeing St. Peter's Square. Amazing to see in person after having seen it numerous times on TV.

Helpful?
Thank Augustsunflower
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As with my other review on attending a papal audience in the square on a Wednesday morning, this is one special place regardless of your religious affiliation. The architecture and statues are incredible, beautiful and unique. Truly nothing like it in the world. The perspective you see as you walk the perimeter of the square is recommended. Then, walk though... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gene C
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very easy location to access but an absolute must see. We went several times, just to soak up the history and crowd ambiance. Find a quite spot and hangout for awhile. We visited St Peter's in the evenings when the heat and crowds had dissipated. It's a beautiful spot for walking.

Helpful?
Thank Lance H
Level Contributor
145 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

St. Peter's Square is a plaza in from of St. Peter's Basilica. I've known St. Peter's Square from television filled with people listening to the Pope speaking from the balcony. You never realize how big it actually is until you are there. It is unbelievable! It is quite fascinating how you can be in the Vatican with one foot while... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnBe1986
Sweden
Level Contributor
93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, this is "yet another square", and Rome has plenty of them, but still, it is an important, and also very impressive place, and it is well worth taking some time to see it, even if you don't want to spend hours in line to get into the museums etc. Just the scale of St. Peter's Square is amazing -... More 

Helpful?
Thank Laufam_travellers
london
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go and soak it all up...see the Vatican guards in their unique uniforms parading through the square and try and go back late in the evening to see the lighting and experience the atmosphere in the dark.

Helpful?
Thank clareandfamily
Coquitlam, Canada
Level Contributor
250 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A masterpiece of a phenomenal square designed by Gian Lorzenzo Bernini. You have to see it from the top of the basilica to appreciate the grandness and stunning design. It is especially mesmerizing at night when the basilica and surrounding area is lit up. A real wow moment.

Helpful?
Thank Della G
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this square! It is so massive I felt how vulnerable we all are. Make sure to have a good audio tour with you in order to lear about little details. Wished we had visited while The Pope was celebrating mass.

Helpful?
Thank Valnice S

Travelers who viewed St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) also viewed

 

Been to St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?