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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The square is where you exit from Saint Peter's basilica. It I an immense outdoor area lined with columns and is where the Pope typically addresses the masses.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether you are Catholic or not, this is probably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. I would recommend taking a guided tour of St. Peter's Square, for the simple reason of getting the history and an explanation of the architecture. Also...More

Thank Alf M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you go on Sundays and the pope is in the Vatican he comes out and does prayers and a speech. We were fortunate for this to happen and didn't even know it was going to happen! Pretty square and have to visit :)

Thank Jess S
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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

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Thank Sasha-Rose F
Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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
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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|
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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