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St Peter's Square

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Vatican City
Best of: Square
Description:
St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica. At the centre of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Tuscan colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.hurch". A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
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