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.

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 47.55*
and up
Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation
More Info
USD 45.12*
and up
Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City
More Info
USD 135.48*
and up
Vatican Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica including the Cupola and Vatican...
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“peter's square” (301 reviews)
“pope francis” (68 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
Write a Review
Reviews (6,407)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,014 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a very massive square. You can walk around or rest after the long lines and crowds. You get to see all of st. Peter's basilica and shoot nice pictures

Thank AsmaZaher
Reviewed yesterday

It is literally just that. An open space where people gather. There are much prettier piazzas to see in Rome.

Review collected in partnership with HP Windows 10
Thank Sasha-Rose F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Huge square with 140 columns and great architecture. If you're going inside the St. Peter's Basilica, just prebook your tickets online. The queue to buy tickets onsite was a nightmarishly-long line. The line is on the right side. You can see where the Pope lives...More

Thank craig1086
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The road leading up to st peters square looks amazing at night also good day time aswell. The fountain looks even better at night all lite up.

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's a huge piazza. With st. Peter's basically on on side. There Re beautiful columns all around and sculptures.. A guided tour would give you information needed to understand the place and it's history.. Can see where the pope lives from here

Thank Siddhi D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very impressive, good to see it for myself, to appreciate the sheer size! We were queuing to enter St. Peter's Basilica. Even though it was extremely hot, it was a beautiful place to queue! Great photo opportunity.

Thank Juliet111
Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw this at the end of our Early morning small group tour with City Wonders. Amazing tour and amazing place. ENJOY!

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel was wonderful experience for the whole family. I had to purchase tickets twice on line through the this website and then an onsite tourism company. The online site from tripadvisor would not assist me due to being late on...More

Thank gnbana
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It can hold between 30,000 and 80,000 people. It's unbelievably gorgeous square that is constructed with giant columns such as circle shape.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 5 days ago

Due to the increased security and the fact that only 3 gates were in operation we enjoyed the view for 45 minutes. Bring something to drink or buy cold water from the vendors who walk along the que. It can be quite hot in the...More

Thank Ernst t
Nearby Restaurants
1,006 reviews
.23 km away
Gelateria Del Monte
305 reviews
.24 km away
Farinone pastry shop
25 reviews
.23 km away
la bottega di arlu
93 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Basilica di San Pietro
29,479 reviews
.21 km away
Citta del Vaticano
5,277 reviews
.06 km away
Roman Curia
717 reviews
.03 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 September 2017|
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
14 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from caz2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we went in the morning - I have no idea about closing times
24 April 2017|
Response from Karin W | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw. As I think about it, I don't remember seeing anyone sitting. There are no benches. I don't think you can even sit on the edge of the fountain. It's kind of a take pictures spot. There are cafes right before... More