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St. Peter’s Basilica Rome

San Pietro Basilica Roma: Roman building photographs, Italy – design by Carlo Maderno architect

San Pietro Basilica Roma

The Vatican

St Peters Basilica Rome

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City.

St Peter’s Basilica + St Peter’s Square + Sistine Chapel

San Pietro : St Peter’s Basilica

St Peters façade

Design: Carlo Maderno, architect

Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world.

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While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”.

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Piazza San Pietro : St Peter’s Square
Date built: 1656-67
Design: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect

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General photos of the Vatican and St Peter’s Square:
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Roman buildings : traditional architecture

photos of the interior:
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Corteo di Sisto V – Sistine Chapel
Palazzi e Musei Vaticani

St Peter’s Basilica Building images by adrian welch available upon request:
photos 2816×2112 pixels

Piazza San Pietro architect : Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini

Location: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Rome, Italy

Architecture in Rome

Rome Architecture Designs – chronological list

Rome Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect – city walks

Rome Architecture News

Rome architecture : contemporary buildings

Architecture Walking Tours

Key traditional Architecture in Rome:

St John Lateran – Santa Giovanni in Laterano

The Pantheon
The Pantheon dome
photo © Adrian Welch

Sant’ Andrea di Valle
Facade by Carlo Rainaldi
Sant Andrea di Valle Rome - St Andrews Church
picture © Adrian Welch

Gesù – Gesu church, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

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