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St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)

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Address: Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 1840
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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.

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US$ 42.10*
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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation
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US$ 39.94*
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Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City
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US$ 119.95*
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Vatican Private Tour of St Peter's Basilica including the Cupola and Vatican...

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The Square of all Squares!

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. This plaza is so beautiful and tranquil I could literally sit here, in one spot, all day...just basking in solitude. Also a great place to people watch, sunbathe and picnic. Pictures are a must! I mean who wouldn't want to capture all of this stellar architecture and monumental... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are going to visit go early, as it gets busy. The square is free and you can walk around but, when it's crowded it's busy. Biggest pain is walking up when everyone try's to sell you a tour or selfie stick if it's sunny or umbrella if it's raining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Magnificent and full of people. Long lines of those going to the Basilica might spoil the impression but it is always like that every time I come here.

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