St. Peter's Square, Vatican City
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 41° 54.133 E 012° 27.407
33T E 289047 N 4642047
Quick Description: St. Peter's Square, named after the apostel from the holy bible.
Location: Vatican City State
Date Posted: 10/8/2016 5:41:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMT7C7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 44

Long Description:
St. Peter's Square (Italian: Piazza San Pietro, Latin: Forum Sancti Petri) is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo.

At the centre of the square is an Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Tuscan 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.

Source Wikipedia
Bible verse: Mt 16,18: Du bist Petrus und auf diesen Felsen werde ich meine Kirche bauen und die Mächte der Unterwelt werden sie nicht überwältigen.

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