St. Peter's Square

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General Information

St. Peter’s Square is a square situated in Vatican City. It is located in front of St. Peter’s Basilica and it is named after Saint Peter. The square is a fairly large open space that is bordered by colossal Doric colonnades. It is a popular place with people visiting the Vatican City and it is also the prime location to watch any of the pope's public addresses. At the centre of the square is an Egyptian Obelisk.

Getting there

The square is situated in the Vatican City, which is surrounded by Rome. The 19 tram stops on the edge of the Vatican City, from the ‘Risorgimento’ stop, the square is a short walk away. The 23 and 492 buses also stop a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The square is a public square, it is free to visit at any hour of any day.

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  • Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Famous Roads, Squares, Streets
  • +39 06 6982

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Posted: 7 Apr 2019, 12:39

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Place where many photos are taken, was hassled by a couple of budding local photographers/money makers who obviously missed the professional camera in my hand. Good backdrops with the surroundings.

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