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Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk

St Perers square, Vatican City, Italy
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St Perers square, Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How the Romans were able to move it from Egypt without breaking it is a wonder. And then the church put a cross on top. I love Rome.

Thank BHthegood
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A very nice obelisk, brought from Egypt. Interesting is that this was not its original place to stand in Vatican, but a couple of hundred meters away.

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The obelisk is stunning been there for centuries, breathtaking and worth seeing too and the attention too detail is amazing

Thank holidaytravels2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the obelisks that were originally in Egypt. While in Egypt saw one and then one here..its mind boggling that even in those days such huge things were crafted and then transported too far away places...

Thank neeraj2boby
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won’t overlook the tall obelisk on St. Peter‘s Square. Take some time to appreciate it and learn how it was moved from its previous to the current location.

Thank Karsten K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk into the center of the St.Peters Square you cannot miss or avoid being held spellbound by this architectural marvel. This Egyptian Obelisk was first erected at Heliopolis by an unknown pharaoh and has been at this holy place as instructed by the...More

Thank SanjayBijlani
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This obelisk is located in the middle of St Peter's Square. When we were there, the nativity scene was setup with a Christmas tree in the same area. It was unusually empty for just a few days before Christmas. Lovely.

Thank knucklebusted
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the middle of St. Piotr Square in Vatican City. Surely you won miss it if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank kiltmaker2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though every major square in Rome has its own obelisk this is different. With sculptures at the bottom and the cross to at the top, this obelisk completes the St Peters square perfectly. It has an amazing history that goes thousands of years back.

Thank Alexandra-Iulia D
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This obelisk towers over St. Peter's. It stands as a giant center piece of the square. The amount of Egyptian art in Vatican City is amazing. Very hard to understand how and why this was placed here.

Thank GRS-SJS
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