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St. Peter Enthroned

Vatican City, Italy
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Take the time to stop, touch, and pray

There was a short line for the statue of St. Peter (who is holding the keys to the kingdom of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nez D
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Huntington, New York
Can't explain the feeling

The shrine to St Peter is very surreal, people are queuing to kiss or touch his feet, i really... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Tina D
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“worn down” (5 reviews)
“left foot” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a short line for the statue of St. Peter (who is holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven) to touch his foot, which has literally worn thin. Our guide explained the people touch the foot of the statue and pray to St....More

Thank Nez D
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The shrine to St Peter is very surreal, people are queuing to kiss or touch his feet, i really can't explain how it feels so Holy

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 3 July 2017

St. Peter is shown, sitting, in a prominent place within the basilica. Unfortunately, the day I was here, his statue had been cordoned off to visitors. Usually, this is not the case and as a sign of reverence people touch or kiss his right foot....More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The statue is very average. Actually, most historians say that it's a body of some Roman noble that then was taken and crown with the 'head' of St. Peter. Therefore, no saintly value, in my opinion. But it's a selfie magnet for tourists who want...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We unfortunately were not here in June 29th when he is decorated and cloned but to see how important this statue is to the Catholic people, is pretty amazing.

Thank Edelan
Reviewed 12 June 2017

St Peter’s Basilica is built on the site thought to be that of the tomb of St Peter. This tradition dates back to the second century AD, and in 1950 Pope Pius XII announced that the tomb had finally been discovered. Human remains were recovered...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 6 June 2017

With the multitude of sacred artwork adorning St Peter's Basilica it may even so happen that you pass by this not so remarkable larger than life bronze if it weren't for the fact that this so many visitors stop by it out of devotion or...More

Thank Jarhmanite
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was neat and you can see where the toes have been robbed off from all the people rubbing it over the years.

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Best time to visit is near the end of the day when most people are gone. We saw people touching the very polished bronze toes of St. Peter and did the same. Most of the detail of the right foot is worn off from all...More

1  Thank coolcatToronto
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Brought me to tears. Just so moving, even if you are not religious. Small lineup of people, but worth the wait.

Thank chyechka
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