The obelisk has a hat and a cross on it. This is a mixed design and transformation. This obelisk is very conspicuous, just like the Monument to the People’s Heroes on Tiananmen Square. The square is very large.
The tall obelisk is very conspicuous and at the center. This is exactly the same as the one in the game. The shape is not common anymore, especially if it is so intact, the square is much larger than usual.
In the center of the square stands a granite Egyptian obelisk, but there are too many such obelisks in Italy. Although the Church of Our Lady of the People on the north side of the square is ordinary in appearance, it has a large collection of art treasures.
Very, very worth a visit.
People's Square is named after the poplar tree (Latin: populus) behind the Church of Santa Maria in the northeast corner of the square. The People's Gate here is the Flaminia Gate (North Gate) of the Roman Wall. Piazza del Popolo is the starting point of Flaminia Road, which leads to Flaminia (now Rimini) and is the most important road to the north. Before the railway age, this was the first sight that travelers saw when they arrived in Rome. For hundreds of years, People's Square was the place where the death penalty was publicly executed. The last time was in 1826. 24m high (36.5m including base). It is the spoils brought back by Augustus the Great after conquering Egypt in 10 BC. At the end of the 16th century, Pope Sixtus V moved it to the square to form the scale it is today. Goethe, Byron, Keats and others all came to Rome through this door. The People's Gate was built in the 3rd century. Bernini added decorations to the gate in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of the Queen of Sweden to Rome. This church was funded by the citizens, so it was named the Church of Our Lady of the People. Various art treasures are displayed inside the church.