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St. Peter Enthroned

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Address: Vatican City, Italy
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This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a...

This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.

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Brought me to tears. Just so moving, even if you are not religious. Small lineup of people, but worth the wait.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chyechka
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toronto Canada
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toronto Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought me to tears. Just so moving, even if you are not religious. Small lineup of people, but worth the wait.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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465 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The lines are very long to pass through in about 2 seconds and touch the foot of St. Peter. In my mind, this is not a must-see event, but lots of people thought so. I stood outside the line and took the picture of someone else's hand. The line is guarded and the guard was not at all nice, nor... More 

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Thank Violette54
Brisbane, Australia
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287 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of the statues that you are able to touch and you will see many people doing so. It is not as grand as some of the others in here, but if you have made the journey it is worth stopping by.

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1 Thank Nicholas P
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I almost didn't see this fascinating statue as I was in such awe of everything that Saint Peter's Basilica had to offer. The toe on the right foot is flat as so many visitors have touched or kissed it.

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1 Thank thed0wds
Halifax
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924 reviews
533 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The statue is another beautiful piece of sculpture that is so special to religious people . I am sure it is the highlight for many , I am surprised they allow everyone to touch such an important work of art.

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Given where the statue is situated, it can be easy to miss. Your eyes are drawn to all the amazing pieces of artwork around so look out for a group of tourists touching thr feet of the statue! It is a nice enough piece but would be appreciated more in a different venue.

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Thank Gdawg619
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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861 reviews
703 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The statue of St.Peter is of religious value to Catholics. Most people kiss the feet for blessings. It was an interesting sight to see people kiss the feet for blessings.. A novel experience for a non catholic.

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1 Thank DilrukshiH
Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We just stood in wonder as the pilgrims passed by the statue of St Peter and touched his feet as they have dome for centuries. We had already seen the pictures of the Statue dressed in fine robes on 22nd February and one other time in the year.

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Thank RogerM9000
Palm Springs, California
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195 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

.. it has become a tradiotion for visitors to kiss the extended toe of St. Peter for a blessing. A brinze scy=ulpture, it sits close to the entrance to St Peter's tomb just next to the Bernini sculped copula above ST Peter's ancient chapel & grave.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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509 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This sculpture was in the original church built by the Emperor Constantine and later demolished to make way for the current Basilica. Tradition has it that if you touch St. Peter's feet you will have good fortune. Worth a try....

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