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Not worth a detour

If you’re passing the train terminal might be worth taking a look. Intriguing idea with the open... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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It’s ok

Considering it’s so close to Termini train station you can get to it easily. I wouldn’t base an... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Eddie S
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 Apr 2018
“Not worth a detour”
1 Apr 2018
“It’s ok”
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

It is located very close to the Termini station, less than 200 meters The statue really looks like the real pop!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you’re passing the train terminal might be worth taking a look. Intriguing idea with the open cloak but not really worth a detour

Thank John A
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Considering it’s so close to Termini train station you can get to it easily. I wouldn’t base an entire trip around it but at the very least if you’re centrally based you’ll probably end up walking past it.

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A very tasteful sculpture of an amazing man, depicting his warmth and caring to all man. We especially like how it gives the impression it is enveloping the visitor.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The statue is with its open center depicting the pope opening his robe to welcome and protect. But looks out of proportion - the head is big the face small... the robe look unnatural and the whole statue look more like a huge penguin from...More

Thank Marcus N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I came across this statue of Pope John Paul II unexpectedly while on a bus stuck in traffic. It immediately caught my eye as it is at least 16ft tall with a billowing cape. I was struck by the simplicity and symbolism of this work...More

Thank coolcatToronto
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Just outside Rome’s central train station is a statue of Pope John Paul II by artist Oliviero Rainaldi titled “Conversations.” The 16-foot bronze sculpture shows the Pope John Paul II in his ecclesiastical robe with his arms outstretched in welcome. This is the statue that...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I liked this statue and found it appealing in its simplicity. I'm not sure it's worth going out of your way to see it but due to its central location it's difficult to miss

Thank emat822
Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a beautiful Statue of the Holy Father. Very artistic. Like nothing I have ever seen before. I am so happy that I got the chance to see it. I didn't even know this statue existed.

Thank MareMareb
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's just a statue. Nothing more. You can't even notice that is there. The surroundings are so dirty and filled with trash. There are many other things better than this.

Thank Isaactico
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