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Saint Peter's Square

(Piazza San Pietro)
Plaza and Historic Site
Vatican City, Vatican
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  • Hotel Savoy Roma
    "Every Sunday morning at 10,00 the Pope blesses"(11 Tips)
    Anne v.
    "oval colonnade of the piazza"(4 Tips)
    Michael H.
    "Beautiful architecture and a magnificent view of the basilica."(14 Tips)
    Salvatore D.
    "Everything Bernini touched has become gold!"(4 Tips)
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  • Jamie B.
    Jamie Boyd3 weeks ago
    A must see in Rome
  • MON H.
    the smallest &amazing country 🍒
  • Faris B.
    Faris BaderMarch 10
    Amazing sqaure
  • Clara W.
    Clara WuFebruary 28
    the pope speaks on wednesday's and it's pretty easy to get tickets.
  • Nicholas
    NicholasJanuary 18
    This is beautiful architecture and is a pleasure to visit, atheists included.
  • Alek S.
    Alek SchrenkJanuary 9
    Been here 50+ times
    For an interesting perspective on the square, find the round plaques that read "Centro del Colonnato" (there are two) — you'll see all the column rows on your side lined up perfectly, like one column.
  • Louise d.
    Louise de PausDecember 20, 2016
    Vrij toegankelijk
  • David C.
    David ChungNovember 25, 2016
    Spectacular overall view. Good place to take panoramic pictures.
  • Zane Z.
    Zane ZēniņaNovember 21, 2016
    Spacious and amazing. It is first thing You see before entering St.Peters Cathedral.
  • Alison L.
    Alison L.October 29, 2016
    You can go to the square for free if you don't want to go into the church (or don't have time to wait in the line).
  • Dasha K.
    Dasha KomisarukOctober 11, 2016
    Imressive. Cathedrals, monuments , columns- all these creates unforgettable view. Once you are in Rome, try to visit this place for sure!
  • Sai N.
    Sai NathanSeptember 28, 2016
    Don't miss it...
  • Bruno B.
    Bruno BelcastroSeptember 27, 2016
    Pro tip: if you don't have reserved tickets for the Wednesday audience with the pope in the piazza, talk with a Swiss Guard they might give you one 👌🏼🇨🇭🇻🇦
  • Dazia P.
    Dazia PinedaSeptember 19, 2016
    There are tons of people. Be aware of pick-pockets.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KryvomazSeptember 15, 2016
    Great space which holds a lot of meaning in it. When we visited there was something going on there, as there were chairs and music, but very interesting to see
  • Julia K.
    Julia KryvomazSeptember 14, 2016
    Very high secured place, but it is worth to stay in lone to het there and get a closer look. The place is huge and gives really a great feeling!
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 8, 2016
    Very woth it to take a stroll around however the food is really expensive. Inside the vatican museum is a lot more worth it
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 8, 2016
    Very beautiful and worth the stroll around. However the food on the main strip is absurd and expensive. Inside the vatican museum the food is chaper.
  • Majeed A.
    Majeed Al-ShammasiSeptember 2, 2016
    Worth visiting
  • Evren Y.
    Evren YigitSeptember 1, 2016
    If you do not visit this area, it means you did not visit Rome. See the real art and architecture.
    Upvoted May 15
  • Fred I.
    Fred IncognitoAugust 23, 2016
    Come early in the morning because security check queue under the sun is very hard to handle.
  • Manu S.
    Manu SmithAugust 18, 2016
    Amazing piazza, must visit
  • Milli P.
    Milli ParkusAugust 11, 2016
    The whole aura! Magnificent structure! Historical site💖❤️💕
  • Erman A.
    Erman A.August 2, 2016
    Historical :-)
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsJuly 14, 2016
    Nice square, come in the morning as the sun behind the Basilica in the evening will ruin your photos.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Lovely square overlooking Saint Peter's church 👍
  • Emily B.
    Emily BoulgerJuly 7, 2016
    Absolutely beautiful, morning, day, and night!
  • Domnule O.
    Domnule ObzenJune 28, 2016
    The best view of the Vatican. I thought it was bigger actually.
  • Krish P.
    Krish PurnawarmanJune 18, 2016
    crowded, alot of people, but wonderful unique experience
  • Sherry J.
    Sherry JuJune 5, 2016
    Chill out here after a historic trip. 😝
  • Keph I.
    Keph IonnessaMay 31, 2016
    Was here on 30 May 2012 for mass and blessing with Pope Benedict XVI... truly a blessing... God bless Pope Benedict XVI! 💕🌹
  • EMT A.
    EMT AlmMay 24, 2016
    I love this city ❤️
  • Anders H.
    Anders HefreMay 20, 2016
    The best time to go is during the night. The church is lit up and you are almost alone.
  • Zoltán G.
    Zoltán GyuráczMay 8, 2016
    Beautiful venue.
  • S C.
    S CApril 20, 2016
    The holy door is opening in this year (usually only in jubilees)
  • Naz C.
    Naz CostanteMarch 20, 2016
    Incredible architecture very big open space in front of St. Pietro Basilica
    Upvoted Apr 9
  • Radek C.
    Radek CzemerysMarch 8, 2016
    Visit at night to avoid crowds.
  • Aydın Ö.
    Aydın ÖztürkFebruary 28, 2016
    San Pietro Meydani. Ihtisamli
  • Azra Betül
    Azra BetülFebruary 24, 2016
    The other perfect place in Rome😌✌️
  • kaeun K.
    kaeun KwakFebruary 18, 2016
    Entering just Piazza San Pietro is free if you are patient enough to stand in the line. However, if you wish to tour the chapel and museum as well, start your way from the museum.
  • Vaso G.
    Vaso GioniFebruary 10, 2016
    Loved Piazza San Pietro.... The heart of Rome!!! A must visit...
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenJanuary 28, 2016
    Come and have a look in the evening and see the Vatican City in a different light.
  • Naoki F.
    Naoki FerrioDecember 22, 2015
    Vatican and many beautiful historical and religious sites. Don't forget 2 bring ur best camera and bottled water. U can find a shop selling all about vatican's goods at the left corner of da entrance.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Orçun Y.
    Orçun YalçınDecember 14, 2015
    Great architecture. It's amazing to listen Papa with crowds.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 9, 2015
    Take a look at the statues of former popes surrounding the square.
  • Ayomi M.
    Ayomi MichaelisNovember 17, 2015
    Thebarchitecture and the canal. Photo spot.
  • Panos G.
    Panos GeorgatosNovember 14, 2015
    Nice architecture of a historic place.
  • Junot J.
    Junot JulianoOctober 17, 2015
    Walk, walk, walk...
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarOctober 5, 2015
    Huge and enormous entrance to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend some time to enjoy the enormity of the place.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarOctober 5, 2015
    Huge and enormous entrance to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend some time to enjoy the enormity and large crowd.
  • Léo
    LéoOctober 3, 2015
    What a magnificent place, go and enjoy Basilica di San Pietro!!
  • Bijan K.
    Bijan KafiSeptember 28, 2015
    Beautiful, but usually hopelessly overcrowded.
  • Boaz S.
    Boaz SachsSeptember 28, 2015
    After all these years the architecture still has a total wow factor. A great view of St Peters and a must have photo opportunity
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonSeptember 21, 2015
    A Rome must see ! Very impressive architecture !
  • Benjamin 🚀
    Benjamin 🚀September 14, 2015
    Worthy of your iPhones Pano mode 😁📷. Hang back for a great shot of the entire square and try and shoot for super early to beat the crowds! 😄🇮🇹
  • JK
    JKSeptember 14, 2015
    The most popular place in Vatican City
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrightSeptember 3, 2015
    Visit when the crowds are light and stand in awe about what this place is like when it's full.
  • Ter A.
    Ter AmsAugust 25, 2015
    Nothing to say about this landmark. Just enjoy all beautiful arts and sculptures.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The colonnade is a handy place to shade from the sun, and refill your water bottle.
  • James B.
    James BrinkmanAugust 18, 2015
    Looking at different people
  • Arturo C.
    Arturo CuatepotzoAugust 15, 2015
    One of the few sacred places that can be a fun experience too.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthAugust 10, 2015
    Beautiful architecture and a magnificent view of the basilica.
  • carolinec
    carolinecJuly 19, 2015
    Astonishing.
  • Khaled ☤
    Khaled ☤July 16, 2015
    A huge plaza in front of St. Peter's Church where you can admire the beauty of the Vatican architecture and take some cool pics!
  • Stefania M.
    Stefania ManiJuly 11, 2015
    Beautiful architecture, the Basilica is huge and absolutely stunning! The visit is free don't buy the "Skip the line" tickets from the people selling them on the way there, it's not worth it.
  • Tatiana B.
    Tatiana B.July 11, 2015
    Truly beautiful and shaped as a giant hug. There I truly felt loved by this city.
  • Vova N.
    Vova NovaqueJuly 7, 2015
    This place should be visited at 7 a.m. Not later.
  • Dina K.
    Dina KyrtataJuly 5, 2015
    Absolutely amazing.On wednesdays you can see the pope.The queue is so long you can wait for hours to go inside the cathedral.Better later in the evening.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MarcheziniJuly 5, 2015
    Very beautiful and windy in winter!
  • Salvatore D.
    Everything Bernini touched has become gold!
  • Georgios K.
    Absolutely brilliant
  • Olaf B.
    Olaf BottekJune 8, 2015
    Free admission, however you need passport to enter museum or st. Peter basilica.
  • Dimitar K.
    Dimitar KostovJune 5, 2015
    Absolutely stunning.
  • Majd S.
    Majd S.May 20, 2015
    Don't forget to send a post card before you leave the Vatican
  • Baris K.
    Baris KursatMay 11, 2015
    To skip the line: wake up early. Go to the Basilica at 7AM. Don't forget to climb to the Dome if your heart is in good condition :)
  • Cagri H.
    Cagri HekimogluMay 10, 2015
    This place will first make you a believer, then it'll make you cheat all the people waiting in line and "nudge" your way into the top :)
  • Ant B.
    Ant BurrowsMay 4, 2015
    There are two marble spots either side of the obelisk in the middle of the square. If you can stand and look at the colonnade from here, you can only see the one pillar in each row.
  • Burcu K.
    Burcu KaradayiMarch 26, 2015
    It is worth to see at evening
  • claude m.
    claude minMarch 19, 2015
    Vantican city
  • George M.
    George MacDFebruary 27, 2015
    Beautiful square. Really special place.
  • Safa D.
    Safa DündarFebruary 23, 2015
    Great place. You have to wait very long in the queue to get in, but it is it worth. And if you get in, buy a ticket and go straight to the top, trust me.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KolskyFebruary 21, 2015
    Atmosphere, architecture and history of Vatican area.
  • Il T.
    Il TImoFebruary 1, 2015
    The core of Vatican City and various religions. A warm place in a huge space. Architecturally very intetesting
  • Babo-Buddha
    Babo-BuddhaJanuary 31, 2015
    You have to visit this place when you're in Rome and the Vatican. End of January decorated with a christmas tree seems to be strange...
  • Betchai S.
    Betchai SalisiJanuary 25, 2015
    Nice to be here
  • Anya S.
    Anya SarangJanuary 9, 2015
    Catholicism? Meeh
  • Naomi B.
    Naomi BruwerDecember 24, 2014
    Amazing experience!
  • Serhat O.
    Serhat OzDecember 23, 2014
    Amazing place! Don't forget, on sundays Papa welcomes you.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiDecember 17, 2014
    Beautiful square
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TopeteDecember 7, 2014
    Great view of the San pietro basilica! Lots of security to enter
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DallNovember 7, 2014
    Vatican state!
  • Guy B.
    Guy BlondeNovember 2, 2014
    Massive crowd when the pope comes out like today.
  • Hervé
    HervéOctober 26, 2014
    Always a long queue to get inside
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzOctober 23, 2014
    To get inside anything in The Vatican you must wear pants, no matter how damn hot.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonOctober 13, 2014
    Wonderful Square. Very impressive architecture. A Rome must see
  • Liliana L.
    Liliana LOctober 4, 2014
    I thought that the outside was bigger actually,I was a little surprised. Beautiful nonetheless.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RiOctober 2, 2014
    Awesome place. Just impressive.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 28, 2014
    Take a long route and walk through here on your way home from a late night out-- it's one of the most beautiful things you'll see.
  • Kris C.
    Kris ConcepcionSeptember 27, 2014
    Only line up here if you want to get into the basilica. You have to walk about 15-20 minutes from here to get in line for the museum.
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiSeptember 6, 2014
    Basilica San Pietro
  • Thiago L.
    Thiago Lopes6 days ago
    É muito bonita e vive cheia de turistas. Nela é que está localizada a Basílica de São Pedro.
  • Vinicius S.
    Vinicius S.1 week ago
    Imponente !!!!
  • Fabiola P.
    Aos domingos para benção do Papa chegue cedo, pois as filas para o detector de metais são imensas e corre o risco de perder o horário ao meio-dia!
  • Daniele G.
    Punto di riferimento per la chiesa Cattolica, da qui si affaccia il papa
  • Ayşegül Çetin E.
    Aziz Petrus Basilikasından sonra çıktığınız oldukça büyük meydan. Meydandan sonra yürüyerek San't Angelo kalesine gidebilirsiniz.
  • Vicente M.
    Es realmente espectacular, y muy emocionante llegar andando hasta la Plaza a través de la vía de la Conciliazione. El bullicio de personas es considerable, pero eso forma parte de su encanto.
  • Marco D.
    In attesa del Santo Padre
  • Mony Q.
    Mony QissApril 5
    🇭🇺🇭🇺🇭🇺
  • Lisa S.
    Immer Mittwochs hält der Papst um 10 Uhr eine Audienz auf dem Petersplatz! Tipp: Zeitig dort sein um einen guten Platz zu erwischen 😊
  • Aynur Ç.
    Aynur ÇelikMarch 27
    Mutlaka görülmesi gereken bir yer...
  • Zigêl R.
    Hermoso espacio para sentarse a ver pasar la gente
  • N
    NMarch 15
    Ancora voglio venire qui
  • Ana G.
    Ana GómezFebruary 27
    Grandioso ... no necesita más palabras
  • Eser S.
    Eser SevincFebruary 21
    çok güzel bir yolu var sonunda kaldırımlara oturup yemek yemek çok güzel oluyor
  • Snezha804 I.
    Площадь огромная!!!!И ооочень красивая!!!
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireNovember 20, 2016
    Especialmente incrível às 7 da manhã, quando quase não há gente!
  • Roberto S.
    Roberto SNovember 2, 2016
    Bisogna passarci se si visita Roma !!!
  • Yazmin C.
    Yazmin CoreaOctober 30, 2016
    Me encanto estar aquí! Debo conocer el@orden de los apóstoles!
  • Letícia J.
    Letícia JorgeOctober 26, 2016
    Independentemente de religião, é tocante! Pra quem é católico, indescritível! Vale muito à pena!
  • Claudio P.
    Claudio PrinceOctober 7, 2016
    Sin palabras, historia, arte todo lo que uno puede imaginar !!!
  • Gurol P.
    Gurol PolatOctober 5, 2016
    Harika bir yapit vatikan muzesinden sonra roma da olmazsa olmazlardan
  • Nedim K.
    Nedim KaradenizJuly 3, 2016
    aziz petrusun kutsandigi yer 😋
  • Reyhan P.
    Reyhan PJune 19, 2016
    Muhakkak cikin manzara super
  • Şakir Ç.
    Şakir ÇakınMay 22, 2016
    Tarih ve sanat bir arada. Muhteşem bir yer. Geldikten sonra dan brown filmlerini tekrar izlemek isteyeceksiniz
  • Pégah ‌.
    Pégah ‌May 20, 2016
    صف ورود به واتیکان خیلی طولانیه
  • Los Viajes d.
    Los Viajes de PituApril 30, 2016
    Una de las plazas más grandes y más bonitas del mundo. Realizada por Bernini, todo turista que visita el Vaticano acaba aquí 👍👍👍
  • Alexey A.
    Alexey AlexeevichApril 25, 2016
    В дни праздников (Пасха) площадь перегорожена, заставлена стульями и забита фанатиками с крестами и песнопениями. Чтобы смотреть на первозданную площадь выбирайте другие дни.
  • Mesu
    MesuApril 19, 2016
    Avrupa'nın en büyük meydanlarından biriymiş ancak o ne kalabalık. Insan seli resmen. Yerinizi yolunuzu şaşırıyorsunuz. Güvenlikle giriş de iyiymiş, e Vatikan merkezi, olacak o kadar.
  • Yigit T.
    Yigit TApril 18, 2016
    İyiki gelmişim diyeceksiniz...
  • Claudio T.
    Claudio TrevisiApril 15, 2016
    A breve sarà disponibile un nuovo sito web per negoziare le tariffe in tutti gli Hotel di Italia. Successivamente il progetto prevede l'espansione in tutta EU. http://www.negoziatu.it
  • Alex H.
    Alex HurminatorApril 6, 2016
    История в каждом камне... Удивительное место.
  • Sebahattin Ü.
    Sebahattin ÜnalMarch 29, 2016
    Vatikanın dünyayı kucakladığı meydan
  • G.
    G.March 28, 2016
    Davvero imponente
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy HertmansMarch 13, 2016
    Une des places les plus connues au monde
  • Veronika
    VeronikaMarch 4, 2016
    Весь вид портят ограждения. Службы транслируют на большие экраны. В древнем Риме на этой площади находился цирк Калигулы
  • Musa Ö.
    Musa ÖzikinciFebruary 29, 2016
    Mükemmel bir manzara
  • Bianca Evangelista M.
    Bianca Evangelista MeloFebruary 28, 2016
    Linda, lugar abençoado.
  • Marcello Pereira
    Marcello PereiraFebruary 9, 2016
    Lugar magnífico ! Muito lindo !
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge CaicedoFebruary 6, 2016
    Una bendición estar aquí
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelJanuary 26, 2016
    Te quedas impresionado con la majestuosidad del Vaticano
  • Lina A.
    Lina AlghofailiJanuary 25, 2016
    Great historic site, atmosphere & architecture!! Amazing❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Cansu C Y.
    Cansu C YurekliJanuary 11, 2016
    Tek kelimeyle büyüleyici. Bir süre sıra beklemeye hazır olun ama sabrınıza değecek.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel V.January 3, 2016
    Den Weg hoch und man hat eine sehr gute Aussicht.
  • Marco G.
    Marco GinelliDecember 31, 2015
    Per musei vaticani consiglio di prendere una guida... Costa di più ma ne vale la pena.
  • Marco G.
    Marco GinelliDecember 31, 2015
    Piazza meravigliosa... Concepita per abbracciare i fedeli, basta vedere la geometria con la quale è stata disegnata.
  • Michele B.
    Michele BodiniDecember 11, 2015
    Bellissima ed imponente. Che altro dire?
  • Mauro R.
    Mauro RenanDecember 7, 2015
    Pena que na vi o Angelus
  • Alexey S.
    Alexey SamoshilovNovember 16, 2015
    Не важно какой вы веры и какой язык вы понимаете. Просто придите на площадь в воскресенье к 12...просто посмотрите и послушайте Папу!))
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Ahmet D.
    Ahmet D.November 15, 2015
    tepeye çıkın
  • Erick S.
    Erick SaenzNovember 6, 2015
    Prepara tu Camara...y no olvides bajar a las catacumbas.
  • Erick S.
    Erick SaenzNovember 6, 2015
    Las colas para entrar a este recinto bien valen la pena.
  • Erick S.
    Erick SaenzNovember 5, 2015
    Todo es abrumador...desde las esculturas, las columnas y las largas filas para entrar.
  • Jovi P.
    Jovi PitaOctober 19, 2015
    Simplesmente incrível!
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