St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano)

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It is a Catholic cathedral, which is the largest and central construction in Christendom in the Baroque and the Renaissance style located within Vatican City. This is the place where the ceremonies are held during the major Catholic celebrations: Easter, Christmas, the Proclamation of the Popes, the Service of Burial, the Canonization of new Saints, etc.
The construction was completed in 1626. Combined efforts of a succession of the great architects resulted in the present building. Saint Peter's tomb is one of its most precious relics. St. Peter's Basilica can draw audiences of up to 60,000 people, it covers the total area of 23,000 square metres.
Address: Vatican, Rome
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204Anonymous204 , Fort Worth, Texas, 2015-04-15
I felt overwhelmed by the splendor and size the first time I saw it. However, the second time--a year later--was even better. The second time I knew what to expect and was able to capture everything... read full review
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jlperez13 , Washington DC, District of Columbia, 2015-04-15
This is an amazing creation of man. It is truly over the top but it is beautiful. You cannot help but marvel at what it is and what it represents. I went on a Sunday morning during Lent and we... read full review
TravelBedfordshire , Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom, 2015-04-15
Thank goodness we didn't need to queue around the perimeter for 4/5 hours by gaining access to the Basilica from the Sistine Chapel. The interior is amazing. On such a grand and vast scale I've... read full review
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  • Isa, 14-09-2013

    Lugar obrigatório e de uma energia de arrancar lágrimas. Sonho antigo, realizado com superação das expectativas. Faça as visitas com audio-guias, que fornecem muitas informações sobre os elementos.

  • Fоursquаrе по-русски, 14-05-2013

    В соборе святого Петра можно загадывать любое желание. Нужно коснуться бронзовой фигуры мученика. В руках он держит связку ключей - ключи к счастью каждого из живущих на Земле людей

  • Julia, 25-03-2013

    Обязательно берите аудиогид. Рассказывает прекрасно! Настолько хорошо и проникновенно, что пару раз даже слезы наворачивались:)

  • European Parliament, 19-03-2013

    President Martin Schulz attended the inaugural mass of Pope Francis, extending an open invitation to the new head of the Catholic Church to come to Strasbourg and address the European Parliament.

  • Ivan, 15-01-2013

    Проход на купол правее основного. Лучшего вида на город не найти. Лучше идти пешком, там не безликая винтовая лестница.

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