St. Peter's Square, Vatican City

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.
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  • Walking in the Vatican City feels like your walking through the gates of saint Peter in Heaven. You need to go early because there is security checks st the entrance to enter the Basilica. There is...  more »
  • Just think of the amazing celebrations and gatherings that have happened here in front of the Pope to celebrate rare the Roman Catholic Faith. The area is huge and can obviously take so many people...  more »
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