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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed today

Great square with amazing views of St Peter's. Well worth a trip at night when much quieter and completely different with the lights illuminating the square and church!

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Reviewed yesterday

Ended our tour in St Peter's square. Nothing special going on that day so we could walk around easily and get pictures.

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Reviewed yesterday

This square is definitely one of the most beautiful squares not only in Rome, but in the whole world! It gives you a breath-taking view of the facade of St. Peter's Square and provides an ideal place for picture-taking. Its pavement is covered with cobblestones;...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very lovely square where you can admire the architecture and statues. Changing of the Swiss guards on the hour, stand to the left for the best view.

Thank DowntownGBrown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole area around this is just gorgeous. I think my pictures make it look even bigger than it is. It was definitely amazing to walk through the square!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

St. Peter's square is one of those special places in the world that you need to see in person to believe.. The design elements and scale of the - colonnades, obelisk, fountains simply incredible. And, all for free!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so busy when me a my wife visited here you'd think that the Pope was about to speak. It was gorgeous though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bernini's piazza make a huge in front of Saint Peter Basillica.This huge piazza has 2 fountains and an obelisk in the center. Around on top of the collonade are around 120 statues looking to you. Also the Punente wind plate was the 2nd crome scene...More

Thank alex n
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful square. We were going to visit the Basilica but the queue was ridiculously long so opted to just have a look around. Gorgeous place free of charge.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our trip there was quite rainy. But anyway, you need to see this on your lifetime. Very nice place.

Thank Kaj H
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Trina07
4 April 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
26 January 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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히즈걸
5 September 2017|
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Square but I recall a small post office just before you exit the Vatican museum. Of course, you have to have entered the museum in the first place so not much use if you haven't prebooked tickets and don't... More
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