"St. Peter`s square" St. Peter's Square - Piazza San Pietro Tip by MichaelFalk1969


The giant square in front of St. Peters Cathedral, created by the famous architect Bernini in the mid-17th century and financed by the pope Alexander VII. who was a famous sponsor of arts and architecture in his time. The collumns on either side of the square are crowned by 144 statues of holy men and martyrs.

Technically, St. Peters square belongs to the independent Vatican State (and not to Italy). The best view on St. Peters square is from the viewing platform on St. Peters Cathedral.

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Website: http://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/it/monumenti/basilica-di-s-pietro/la-piazza.html

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  • Updated May 16, 2007
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