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St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica

Quick facts about St. Peter's Basilica

  • Name: St. Peter's Basilica​
  • Built: 17th century
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Type of attraction: Architectural/Basilica
  • Ticket price: Free

St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest and most important basilica in the Catholic world. Its spectacular interior is placed under the dome designed by Michelangelo. The construction of basilica started in 1506 and it was completed only in 1626, which makes it a mixture in style between late Renaissance and Baroque.

The interior is lavishly decorated and it hosts magnificent paintings and sculpture, including famous the Pietà of Michelangelo. Basilica is a global center of religious services during church holidays and masses are held by the Pope himself with public address on the square in front of the church.

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Interesting facts about St. Peter's Basilica

  • The St. Peters Basillica is home to over 100 tombs.
  • Michelangelo’s Pietà is stored behind bulletproof glass to protect it from damage that happened already in 1972.
  • It is believed that St. Peter was buried under basilica’s altar.

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