"The Semi-circular Colonnades" Top 5 Page for this destination St. Peters Square ( Piazza San Pietro) Tip by hopang

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  • The Semi-circular Colonnades - Vatican City
  • The Semi-circular Colonnades - Vatican City
  • The Semi-circular Colonnades - Vatican City
  • The Semi-circular Colonnades - Vatican City

St. Peters Square was designed and constructed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini between 1656 and 1667 under Pope Alexander VII. He also contributed to the design of the elegant Colonnades. St. Peters Square is surrounded by two rows of impressive semi-circular Colonnades of Baroque style of architecture with Egyptian obelisk in the center flanked by two fountains in the north and south.

The semi-circular Colonnades comprise approximately 280 Tuscan form of Doric columns which are four columns deep and are approximately 120 meters long. The columns have a height of approximately 13 meters high. On top of the Colonnades stand approximately 140 Statues of the Saint. Please flip through our photographs above to view some close-up pictures of the Statues of the Saint on the balustrade!

Address: St. Peters Square, Vatican City
Directions: Located in the heart of the city of Vatican on the outskirts of the city of Rome.
othercontact: stpetersbasilica@gmail.com
Phone: +39 06 6988 3712
Website: http://www.vatican.va and/or http://www.stpetersbasilica.org

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  • Updated Aug 5, 2009
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