Saint Peter's Square
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- 98%History Buffs
- 80%Local Culture
- 75%Spiritual Seekers
- 70%Family Travelers
- 66%Art & Design Lovers
- 60%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (112)
- Saint Peter's SquareMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Dec 16, 2013
We came here to attend mass on a sunday and also came upon the large crowd that also came to Pope Francis' sunday angelus. What a treat for us to get to attend both.
- Saint Peter's SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 25, 2013
Saint Peter's Square is the Pope's outdoor audience chamber. The round plaza, surrounded by arcades, is generally full at all times with the faithful and the curious. When the pope is giving an audience or a new pope is about to be declared, it's packed. A fun fact is that the square itself is in Italy and the boundary of the Vatican is located on the stairs leading into the basilica.
- Saint Peter's SquareAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 25, 2013
Saint Peter's Square is HUGE and is the is the place where people can hear the Pope speak to his spiritual followers. The square is filled with many beautiful sculptures and is sight to see!
- Saint Peter's SquareMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
They say that failing to do something really obvious is "like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope". Setting things straight, if you go to the Vatican, you most likely won't see the Pope. If that's your expectation, make sure you look for the Pope's agenda to see if he's going to make any public appearances during your planned trip.
Saint Peter's Square is where the Pope usually hosts public masses and it's the entrance to the Vatican City. The obelisk in the center works as a sundial and look out for the golden circles on the ground around the obelisk to see the columns on the opposite side line up perfectly standing on top of them.
- Saint Peter's SquareMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 3Nov 02, 2013
Expansive is the first word that comes to mind. Surrounded by art and history and religious institutions that still sway millions of people. The Square was packed on a normal day so I can't even imagine how it must be when the Pope addresses Catholics and it's really packed. Like the entire Vatican City, this is a must-see place for history buffs especially since all that the rest of the City has to offer is right there.
- Saint Peter's SquareOct 20, 2013
St. Peter's Square is a beautiful square in the center of the Vatican City enclave in Rome. It is famous for being home to St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Obelisk. The colonnade surrounding the square is lined with statues and monuments to saints and apostles and is a beautiful spot to stop and take photographs.
- Saint Peter's SquareMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
Saint Peter's Square is the main square in the Vatican City. It's encircled by a colonnade and provides an awesome front view of St. Peter's Basilica. Also, if you go to the rooftop of the Basilica, you'll get an amazing view of the Square.
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Aliases: Piazza San Pietro, Place Saint-Pierre