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Basilica di San Pietro, Italy

From series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
Year: 1626. Lenght: 211.6 meters.

The Vatican has been associated with religious ceremonies and Catholic traditions for several centuries. The landmark of the sovereign state city is a wonderful St. Peter's Basilica. The construction site of the cathedral was not chosen by chance. In ancient times there were the circus gardens of Neron, where according to the legend of the Apostles Peter found the martyrdom. The first religious building was erected on the cathedral site in the period of Emperor Constantine. The first temple existed for more than a thousand years.

Basilica di San Pietro, Italy The construction of the cathedral, which can be seen today, was finished in 1626. The majestic St. Peter's Basilica is a unique complex with the large square of the same name, and is the largest construction in Vatican. The Cathedral can receive 60,000 parishioners once. It is characterized by the sumptuous interiors, with the outstanding works of Michelangelo and Bramante, Rafael and Bernini.

The general length of the dome is 211.6 meters. In the central nave, on the floor, visitors can see the interesting signs. Here, the parameters of the rooms of other largest cathedrals in the world were recorded, which allows the visual comparison with St. Peter's. The cathedral preserves many valuable sculptures. Its walls and ceiling are adorned with fine paintings, which make the cathedral dome a true work of art. According to the official historical data, a mosaic workshop, in which the best painters of Italy worked, was opened during construction on the Domterritorium. Next - St. Isaac Cathedral


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Nearest airports:
 »  Ciampino Airport CIA - in 16 km
 »  Fiumicino Airport FCO - in 20 km
 »  Sant'Egidio Airport PEG - in 132 km
 »  Grosseto (Baccarini) Airport GRS - in 148 km
 »  Abruzzo Airport PSR - in 154 km
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Top destination around Basilica di San Pietro - Rome

Festivals held in the capital are devoted to the most diverse facets of art and cultural life. One of the most famous and popular events of Rome is the International Film Festival. Passionate music lovers will surely enjoy the June festival of music Luglio Suona Bene - an open-air festival, accompanied by concerts of international and Italian stars of various musical styles. If you prefer jazz motifs, the Casa del Jazz Festival can become a real holiday for you, in which take part both young musicians and world-famous singers. For connoisseurs of art, we recommend that you visit the festival Romaeuropa, the largest cultural event in Europe, combining such areas as dance, music, theater and visual art.

Among the most significant events in the literary world is the International Literature Festival in Rome. For ten days in the Basilica of Maxentius in the Roman Forum, you will be able to hear new texts performed by theatrical actors and take part in their discussion. Among the important sporting events, it is worth noting Fiera Internazionale della Cina - an event that is part of a large project the purpose of which is the propagation and dissemination of oriental culture and philosophy through martial arts.
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