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Address: Vatican City, Italy
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This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a...

This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.

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Easy to miss

Given where the statue is situated, it can be easy to miss. Your eyes are drawn to all the amazing pieces of artwork around so look out for a group of tourists touching thr feet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gdawg619
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Given where the statue is situated, it can be easy to miss. Your eyes are drawn to all the amazing pieces of artwork around so look out for a group of tourists touching thr feet of the statue! It is a nice enough piece but would be appreciated more in a different venue.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The statue of St.Peter is of religious value to Catholics. Most people kiss the feet for blessings. It was an interesting sight to see people kiss the feet for blessings.. A novel experience for a non catholic.

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Thank DilrukshiH
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We just stood in wonder as the pilgrims passed by the statue of St Peter and touched his feet as they have dome for centuries. We had already seen the pictures of the Statue dressed in fine robes on 22nd February and one other time in the year.

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Thank RogerM9000
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

.. it has become a tradiotion for visitors to kiss the extended toe of St. Peter for a blessing. A brinze scy=ulpture, it sits close to the entrance to St Peter's tomb just next to the Bernini sculped copula above ST Peter's ancient chapel & grave.

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Thank Desertconcierge
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This sculpture was in the original church built by the Emperor Constantine and later demolished to make way for the current Basilica. Tradition has it that if you touch St. Peter's feet you will have good fortune. Worth a try....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Surprisingly the statue is still accessible to the public. You can touch the statue & kiss the foot of St.Peter, unusual given the security which is evident everywhere.

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Thank Maria D
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

So many great reviews about this already so I wont have alot to say. This statue is in the St. Peter's Basilica which has no entrance fee but a long line. When you have a tour at the Vatican Museum or Sistine Chapel then you get to skip the line! It is a bronze statue of Saint Peter holding the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

the old statue is a stunning piece of art. Located in the basilica. Its one of many beautiful works of art that one must see while visiting.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

The ancient statue of Saint Peter Enthroned sits by the north east pier of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, under a canopy. It is tradition to kiss his foot as a sign of humility so one toe is very shiny! The man personified is dignified yet familiar. It is an elegant statue, certainly worth some time to see it... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful bronzed statue of St. Peter seated. His right foot is worn down from people touching it. When in Rome, do as the Romans. Definitely must go to the statue and touch the foot. It's permitted!

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