St Peter's Square, Vatican City

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  • Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure, Square, Family And Kids
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About St Peter's Square, Vatican City

Bernini delivered exactly what Alexander VII wanted – a massive square to dwarf imagination. The 240 meters wide and 196 meters long architectural wonder can fit in 400,000 people and took eleven years to complete. The semi-circular colonnades represent the church’s endeavour to embrace the world.

At the centre, an ancient Egyptian obelisk rises to the sky – it was witness to the crucifixion of St. Peter. Marble plates to its sides are the foci of this ellipse – standing on them and looking at the colonnades reveals a cool illusion.

There are two beautiful fountains to the sides of the obelisk (though they look they same, one was done by Carlo Fontana, and the other by Bernini). The people watching here is fantastic, especially when everyone is gathered to watch the Pope speak.

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St Peter's Square Information

  • The crowds can get overwhelming at times.

How To reach St Peter's Square by Public Transport

  • Metro Line A Stop Cipro/Ottaviano
  • Buses: 49, 490, 491, 23, 492, N11, N10
  • Tram Number: 19

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Things to Know Before Visiting St Peter's Square

  • 95% of people who visit Vatican City include St Peter's Square in their plan

  • 52.23% of people start their St Peter's Square visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see St Peter's Square

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

57.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Peter's Square

People normally club together St Peter's Basilica and Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb while planning their visit to St Peter's Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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