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St. Peter Enthroned

Vatican City, Italy
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The Rock of the Church

This is an important statue to visit inside the Basilica. This representation of St Peter allows... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WanderingOso
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Traditional kiss of its feet for first-timers

This is an ancient bronze statue depicting St. Peter sitting on his chair, which symbolizes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CzarEmmanuel
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Manila, Philippines
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“worn smooth” (3 reviews)
“long line” (4 reviews)
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"arnolfo di cambio"
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"worn smooth"
in 3 reviews
"long line"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful things"
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"worth the wait"
in 2 reviews
"pilgrims"
in 12 reviews
"kiss"
in 16 reviews
"touching"
in 17 reviews
"centuries"
in 8 reviews
"visitors"
in 12 reviews
"devotion"
in 4 reviews
"blessing"
in 6 reviews
"baldacchino"
in 4 reviews
"basilica"
in 21 reviews
"nave"
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"prayer"
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"century"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important statue to visit inside the Basilica. This representation of St Peter allows visitors to express their thanks for leading the church and do so by kissing the foot of St. Peter. It is a beautiful statue.

Thank WanderingOso
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an ancient bronze statue depicting St. Peter sitting on his chair, which symbolizes authority, holding the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. It dates back to the 13th century. You will find this statue on the right side of St. Peter's Basilica's central...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Very popular monument inside St Peter’s Basilica. A rub of the out stretched right foot is said to represent a blessing. We were lucky to be able to see the monument before the security guards closed off the area at c.4pm in advance of the...More

Thank Kavo85
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The foot of the statue is virtually worn away from so many people touching it on their visit to Rome. Even so, it is pretty impressive.

Thank Greg B
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This statue, the oldest in the Basilica, is representing St Peter like a philosopher. It's close to the baldacchino, on the right, you can't miss it. There is a long line to the statue, but it's worth it.

Thank Alexandra-Iulia D
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Old bronze sculpture of St. Peter is the oldest figure in huge church. It is in the middle of the main nave and too close to the visitors. They are kissing and caressing the feet and the toes without mercy and bronze lost original form.

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

One of many beautiful things to see in the man of the same names church, his left foot is worn away from the many pilgrims touching and kissing it over the years. You haven't been to Rome unless you visit this amazing church.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

it is rarer to see the piece finished in darker tones, your tour guide will explain the piece and history of it, the pieces within the Vatican are in pristine condition compared to so many other parts of Rome.

Thank Dave1018
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Even though we tried three times to see this statue close up, we were unsuccessful so I am no longer able to say whether you can actually touch it or whether it is now the preserve of the religious visitors. It is defintely something that...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

There is a statue of St. Peter Enthroned near the nave. The base is worn from pilgrims touching and blessing themselves.

Thank lollygal
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