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Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, Vatican City
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  • One of the Egyptian obelisks in Rome, a total of 13! Technically is in the Vatican on the square in front of St. Peter's Cathedral. Was moved to Rome from Egypt even imeratorom Kaliguloj in 37. Found myself at this place in 1586, he most certainly preserved and one of the biggest in the eternal city, 41 meter in height! Not impressive, but not see its not possible is to square. No need to search.
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  • If you visit the square you can not miss the Obelisk. I mean is it big, how could you not see it. I would agree with other reviewers that there are more interesting artifacts to be seen around town th...  more »
  • The Egyptian obelisk in St. Peter's square is the only obelisk in Rome that has never toppled. It was brought to Rome by Caligula in 40 AD. 
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  • We visited St. Peter's Square 3 times on our trip. First, after our tour the morning of Christmas Eve. The square has many people visiting because of the holiday, but no security to get into it. You could just walk freely from Italy to Vatican City. The architecture of the square is beautiful. They were setting up for midnight mass, but most of the crowds were in the line up to get into the Basilica. The second time was for midnight mass. This time we had to go through security to get into the city - which we didn't realize. Didn't talk too long though (20 minutes or so). It was very cold, but there were chairs and, as we found out later, limited programs to follow along in English (we didn't get one - which was a shame, since we didn't speak Italian). Sound and screens were clean and easy to see/follow. St. Peter's lit up by night is beautiful. The third time was a Sunday morning (which we didn't realize). Because mass was just finishing, and (unbeknownst to us) the Pope was going to say a prayer from his window shortly, we had to go through security again. Once we got in we were stuck waiting 40 minutes for the prayer before they opened up the basilica. We had returned to go to the top (which we missed the first time) to get a better view of the square. It was a little chaotic following the prayer - didn't realize HOW MANY people come out to see the pope. Lesson learned. Each of the three experiences was totally different, and a wonderful way to see the culture of Vatican City. My advice - plan ahead and know what kind of day it is. Look at the calendar and know what to expect. It's a popular site for tourists, local catholics, and catholic pilgrims alike.
  • Magical place. Just breathtaking in the true sense of the word.
  • Interesting piece of St. Peter's Square
  • One of 13 obelisks in Rome. Hmm. What is doing one pagan obelisk in the center in Christianity? It's a big question.
  • Beautiful Obelisk with a rich history.