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“Overcrowded and annoying sales people ”

St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro)
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US$38.28*
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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
Ranked #11 of 55 things to do in Vatican City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This grand and magnificent square has retained its classical beauty and serves as the place from which the masses receive the Pope's weekly blessing.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Really irritated by the constant pestering of supposedly official tour guides which made it impossible to enjoy the area. Lots of tat shops which is a shame. It's all too touristy and I felt slightly underwhelmed which is sad.

Thank TriciaBishop
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The square is just amazing, the history, the significance in time.
This place is beyond words, am not a religious person but what this place signifies is beyond. The feeling calm and tranquility of an evening is very peaceful.

A must see

Thank Carl E
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The big square is really a Vatican icon, even without going in, it’s already an amazing place to take a lot of photos. But I recommend, if you never come in, you better come in even though you have to line up long.

Thank Renata R
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

It’s so amazing and grandeur area to be!! You definitely want to spend some time at the Square to enjoy and take photos around!!

Thank Yuliana H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The famous square in Vatican, where over 5 million tourists visit annually, which means daily average close to 14 000 tourists a day. So consider waking up early.
Pope speaks from the balcony to listeners at the square, unfortunately he wasn't during my stay. At noon the queue to Chapel already went around the square.
In the middle is 25m tall Egyptian Obelisk, which is over 4000 years old, surrounding buildings are from 17th century.

Thank mWrite
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