St. Peter's Square - Vatican City State
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.134 E 012° 27.304
33T E 288904 N 4642053
Quick Description: St. Peter's Square (Italian: Piazza San Pietro) is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome.
Location: Vatican City State
Date Posted: 5/27/2019 1:17:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM10MDG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 12

Long Description:
Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by some to be the first Pope.

At the centre of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Doric colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.

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City, State or City, Country: Vatican City State

Year Built: 1656 to 1667

Architect: Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini

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