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Saint Peter's Square is the circular piazza in front of the Basilica of St. Peter. When the current church was built in the 16th century, the square was mostly square. Later pope Alexandre VII employed Gian Lorenzo Bernini with reordering the square. He added the circular colonnade and the two fountains, but kept the ancient Egyptian obelisk in the centre.

The square is formally a part of the Vatican City State, but it is usually patrolled by the Italian police.

Photo gallery of 6 pictures for "St. Peter's Square"

Prints of the photographs are available — read more here.

Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City State (St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro) Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City State (St. Peter's Square, Piazza San Pietro) Engravings by Piranesi, Other Images Sources (Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Giambattista Piranesi) Engravings by Piranesi, Other Images Sources (Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Giambattista Piranesi) Engravings by Piranesi, Other Images Sources (Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Giambattista Piranesi) Engraving by Tempesta, Other Images Sources

The pictures above are taken in the following locations:

This page is linked under the names "St. Peter's Square", "Saint Peter's Square" and "Piazza San Pietro".

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