Piazza di San Pietro

The Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome is the most predominant building within Vatican City and it is the main Catholic Church in the city. It is also the building where the Pope holds official ceremonies.

The Basilica of Saint Peter was built on the tomb of the first ever Pope, Saint Peter and many other former popes have been buried in this basilica. The building was built in 1506 and was consecrated in 1526 and one of the most striking features inside is the dome which was designed by Michelangelo. Another famous place is Saint Peter’s Square which is located in front of the basilica and has a large obelisk in the centre and 284 colonnades.

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