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Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, Vatican City

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  • A very large obelisk from Egypt, not to be missed in the square. Dominates part of the skyline and in fairly good condition considering its age. 
  • Thirteen is the number of Egyptian obelisks in Rome. All spoils of war of various emperors. In this case you have to Caligula "acquisition". It was placed inside the circus of Nero and from 1568 placed the present location. Despite his bulk and a height of 40 meters in front of the amplitude of the square impressive disfigures colonnade and the basilica.
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  • Located perhaps right in the centre of the Vaitcan city, the obelisk is a sight to behold. It is amazing to see how something which was made in a predominantly Muslim country has built something which...  read more »
  • 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.
  • One of 13 obelisks in Rome. Hmm. What is doing one pagan obelisk in the center in Christianity? It's a big question.
  • Nice obelisk but it's a lacklustre centre piece for the square.
  • Bernini designed the Baroque architecture of the square featuring a huge, colorful décor, are exaggerated and dramatic feel. Michelangelo-designed Campidoglio square's representative works of Renaissance architecture and feel clearly the difference between static by comparison, you can see that. Bernini is San Pietro Cathedral with open arms around people who gathered on the square is the feel. The cloister is acting as arms 284 one cylinder and Bernini consist of 140 made adult awards. Square both sides of the obelisk in the middle of the fountain, the fountain at the bottom of the oval around the marker lined corridor one of the cylinder of a four-line overlap. This is to have unity in the pomp for a square, Bernini's intentions. Switzerland Switzerland-born Catholics are Rocky 174cm Carabinieri and more, a 30-year-old unmarried men without beards and 19 ~ can only support. Salary is approximately 120 million level, but a simple social reputation and pride is not incomparable to any army in the world.
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  • The Egyptian Obelisk in the middle of Saint Peter's Square provides an amazing insight to the ancient Roman culture. The 83ft 8 inch red granite obelisk was originally placed in Heliopolis and then moved to Alexandria, Egypt. Emperor Caligula ordered the obelisk to be brought to Rome and erected on the Roman Circus. The Obelisk was moved to its current location in 1586 and erected by Italian engineer-architect Domenico Fontana under the direction of Pope Sixtus V. The tremendous engineering feat of re-erecting the obelisk, with its immense weight took "Herculean" effort. The Vatican Obelisk is the only obelisk in Rome that has not toppled since ancient Roman times. The Egyptian obelisk in the middle of Piazza San Pietro offers an overview for the ancient Roman culture. The 83 feet 8 inch red granite Obelisk was originally located in Heliopolis and then moved to Alexandria in Egypt. Caligula ordered the Obelisk was brought to Rome and built on the Roman circus. The Obelisk was moved to its present site in 1586 and erected by Italian engineer-architect Domenico Fontana under the direction of Pope Sixtus V. The enormous engineering undertaking to erect the obelisk, with its huge, weight taken effort "Titanic". The Vatican Obelisk is the only obelisk in Rome, which has toppled since ancient Roman times. Der ägyptische Obelisk in der Mitte des Petersplatz bietet eine erstaunliche Einblicke in die alte römische Kultur. Die 83ft 8 inch rotem Granit Obelisk wurde ursprünglich in Heliopolis gelegt und zog dann nach Alexandria, Egypt. Kaiser Caligula befahl den Obelisken nach Rom gebracht und errichtet auf dem römischen Zirkus. Der Obelisk wurde Sie machen und nahm seinen Standort heutigen 1586 an "herkulischen" und Sein Aufrichten des Obelisken mit seinem riesigen, Gewicht errichtet von dem italienischen Ingenieur-Architect Domenico Fontana unter der Leitung von Papst Sixtus v. Die huge technische Band von. Der Vatikan Obelisk ist der einzige Obelisk in Rom, die seit der römischen Antike nicht getroffen hat. The obélisque égyptien au milieu de la place Saint-Pierre donne un aperçu étonnant de l'ancienne cultures romaine. The 8 inch obélisque de granit rouge 83ft a été initialement placé à Héliopolis, puis transféré à Alexandrie, en Egypte. Emperor Caligula ordonna l'obélisque être amené à Rome et érigé sur le cirque romain. The obélisque a été déplacé à son emplacement actuel en 1586 et érigé par l'Italien ingénieur-architecte Domenico Fontana, sous la direction du pape Sixte V. The exploit of ingénierie énorme de re-érection de l ' obélisque, avec son immense, le poids in effort "herculéen". The obélisque du Vatican est le seul obélisque à Rome qui n'a pas renversé outside antiquité romaine. El obelisco egipcio en el medio de la plaza de San Pedro ofrece una visión increíble de la antigua Roman culture. El rojo de 8 pulgadas granite Obelisk 83ft fue colocada en Heliopolis originally y luego se Prix to Alejandría, Egipto. Emperador Caligula ordenó el obelisco y que ser erigido en el Circo Romano traído in Rome. El obelisco fue trasladada a su actual en 1586 y construido por el ingeniero Italian-arquitecto Domenico Fontana, bajo la dirección del Papa Sixto V. The huge obra de ingeniería de volver a erigir el obelisco, con su inmenso weight effort never solicited for "Hercules". El obelisco del Vaticano es el único que no se ha derrumbado en Rome Obelisk desde la época romana. De Egyptische Obelisk in het midden van het Sint Peter's geeft een geweldig inzicht in de oude Romeinse cultuur. De 83ft 8 inch rode granieten obelisk was oorspronkelijk geplaatst in Heliopolis verplaatst naar en vervolgens Alexandrië, Egypt. Keizer Caligula beval de obelisk naar Rome gebracht worden en gebouwd op de Romeinse Circus. De Obelisk verhuisd naar Kamer en werd in de huidige 1586 opgericht door de Italiaanse ingenieur-architect Domenico Fontana onder leiding van paus Sixtus V.
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