Experience the reverence of the Pope--and the heart of Catholicism--in the historic St. Peter's Square, the area in front of St. Peter's Basilica. During the Pope's weekly blessing, the plaza is filled with thousands of spectators. During the rest of the week, you can admire 17th-century Baroque architecture and the massive stone colonnades that frame the entrance to the basilica. A 25.5 m (84 ft) tall red-granite Egyptian obelisk marks the center of the plaza. For St. Peter's Square and beyond, use our Vatican City trip planning website to get the most from your Vatican City vacation.
Tours to St. Peter's Square
Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $75
Duration: 3 hours
Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation in St. Peter's Square BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $44
Duration: 4 hours
St. Peter's Square Reviews
Быть в Риме и не побывать на площади Сан Петро - преступление против здравого смысла! Поражают грандиозность и величие самой площади. Описывать ее красоту нет смысла - это надо видеть! Кстати, рекомен... more »To be in Rome and not to visit the Piazza San Petro is a crime against common sense! The grandiosity and grandeur of the square itself are striking. It makes no sense to describe its beauty - it is necessary to see! By the way, I recommend sending myself and my friends a postcard through the Vatican mail (because it is a separate state with all its attributes). The postcard costs 3-4 euros, and the mark is 1.15 euros (for Europe Russia). And the stamp is extinguished with a clear stamp of the Vatican Post. There are two post offices on the square. One is on the left, if you enter from the Tibra side, 50 meters from the entrance to the wagon on wheels. Second - too ...
Si tratta di un autentico capolavoro e luogo da vedere sempre durante un soggiorno a Roma, prescindendo dal proprio rapporto con la fede. more »It is an authentic masterpiece and place to see always during a stay in Rome, regardless of one's relationship with faith.
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