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Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk

St Perers square, Vatican City, Italy
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“peter's square” (41 reviews)
“pope sixtus v” (13 reviews)
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St Perers square, Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Standing tall in the center of the St. Peters square, the Obelisk forms a kind of a sundial on the piazza Magnificent structure

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many monuments in Rome...but to get the real appreciation you need a guide or a good book to read while there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an impressive obelisk, but compared to the other buildings and fountains around it, it pales in comparison.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An Egyptian obalix in St Peter's Square, why has the Catholic church have so many Egyptian relics rooms full of priceless artifacts that should be returned to Egypt. Surely these were stolen from the Egyptian people. What does this have to do with the Catholic...More

Thank StephLor
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This obelisk sits in the center of the Piazza St. Peter ellipse. Constructed in Egypt in 1835 BC, Caligula brought it to Rome in 37 AD. It was moved to its current location in 1586. It is the only obelisk, since Roman times, to never...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

You see so many Egyptian Obelisks in Rome that eventually it does not even register to you why such as structure is in St Peter's Square. Apparently there are more Egyptian Obelisks in Rome than there are in Egypt. This is authentic Egyptian, the Obelisk...More

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

While not a tour attraction in itself, this obelisk is prominently displayed in the center of Vatican Square. It was brought to Rome by Emperor Caligula in 37 AD and was on display in the center of his Circus (gardens) where St Peter was martyred,...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Another Egyptian obelisk, this one in the Vatican city, right in the center of St. Peter's square, you will not miss it.

Thank Jivko V
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It is a stunning but is spoilt by spivs constantly pestering you with junk. I would recommend going on a cool day as the lack of shade can be stifling. Take a bottle of water with you- you will need it.

Thank Andy E
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Don’t overlook examining this magnificent obelisk when you visit the Vatican. With everything else to see in Vatican square, it’s easy to miss seeing the obelisk even though it is prominently on display in the middle of the plaza. There are only 29 known ancient...More

Thank CPaM68
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