Saint Peter's Square was designed and built between 1656 and 1667 as a place of aggregation for Christians from all over the world.
Bernini’s great square is one of the largest public spaces in the world. Observed from above, it is shaped like a giant keyhole with two semicircular colonnades creating a huge oval space which seems to lead the faithful inside the church.
According to Bernini, the colonnade represented the "maternal arms of the Church".
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