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Many places all over the world have some silly traditions , where the passerbys touch or even rub a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Athens, Greece
Statue of St. Peter

This famous ancient bronze statue of St. Peter sits on a throne as he gives blessings while holding... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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This masterpiece shows St. Peter sitting bearded and dressed as a philosopher, with his left hand carrying keys, the right hand being raised in blessing.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many places all over the world have some silly traditions , where the passerbys touch or even rub a part of a statue which promises health,luck,longevity etc.It was nice to see such a tradition (rubbing st Peters foot) in one of the greates churches in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kostasantono
Reviewed 29 November 2018

This famous ancient bronze statue of St. Peter sits on a throne as he gives blessings while holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven. The right toe has been worn thin by visitors touching his foot.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We were told that if you touch his foot that you would be bledded for life. I already feel that way but I touched anyway!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

there is always a queue in front of a lifesize statue of st peter in the basilica . legend has it that touching that kissing the toe brings good luck and hence most people visiting the basilica indulge in this roman ritaul. as a result...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The bronze statue of St Peter sitting on a throne, with the keys of heaven in hand is situated in St Peter's Basilica. Other times it was possible to touch the foot of the statue, but with the new security regulations, you can't reach near...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Legend has it that if you rub his foot, you will be blessed. One foot is obviously a different color. One guy patted his knee. Seriously?

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

If your facing the altar this is on the right handside. It was sectioned off so no one can go hear it. Can only appreciate it from afar

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaGraciaB
Reviewed 23 September 2018

It's said that to touch his right foot is to bring good luck. I can't imagine how many people have done this but the bronze is actually worn off his right foot! I definitely stood in line.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lissy0717
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Many times by belonging to a tour group you are given preferential treatment. There is no way to skip this line, however. People who do choose to wait are permitted to touch the feet of the statue. For 500 years this has been done resulting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

St. Peter’s statue is remarkable and so spiritual as he sits over those who pass by. You rub his foot for blessings. It is all smoothed down, but even though, I still felt blessed when I rubbed it.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lori O
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