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Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk, Vatican City

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  • In General, all the obelisks in Rome are superb and it was, especially on this site so valuable.
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  • Standing in the middle of St Peters square is this amazing piece of art for all to see. A marvellous sight.  more »
  • The Obelisk is one of the main point as well as the Piazza St. Pietro. The origin of this Egyptian obelisk is, both what is known as Vatican Egyptian Obelisk. A wonderful work.
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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.