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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only a small tourist attraction but nevertheless impressive. The age of the obelisk in itself is astounding and only one of five in Rome

Thank dawcom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This particular Obelisk, often called the Vatican Obelisk and sometimes Caligula’s Obelisk, is the only ancient Egyptian obelisk in Rome to have remained standing since Roman times.

Thank ArazziG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When the pope get others to present to the masses the obelisk stands directly in front of the stage where he presents. I’m both sides are very ornate constantly flowing fountains which are beautiful to look at as well

Thank RknRon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an unusual part of the Vatican. This obelisk was brought to Rome from Egypt. It has been remodeled or perhaps adorned with Christian sculpture. I'm not sure the combination enhances the original work.

Thank mrt1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I central landmark in St Peter's Square. You can go up to it & actually touch this beautiful art piece.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Located right in the centre of St. Peter's Square, this 40m tall has huge historical stories involved. You just can't miss this. This is one of the oldest monuments of Rome which is still standing tall.

Thank KRSadani
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Located at the center of St. Peter's Square, you can't miss this tall obelisk. This particular one was originally placed behind the basilica around 35 A.D. by Emperor Caligula and then moved to here in 1586. It's 75 feet high and ways nearly 1,000,000 pounds....More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Like the fountains, there are way better in Rome (E.g. Collona di Marco Aurelia), but this one is worth a view if you're in St. Peter's Square.

Thank SoloTogether
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This Egyptian Obelisk is very rich in history. You cannot missed it since it is inside the St Peter's square.

Thank Marichu G
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This Egyptian Obelisk is very recognizable in the center of St. Peter’s Square. It is very old and was supposedly around at the time of Christ. While I’m not so sure about that, I do believe it is a nice and fitting piece in the...More

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