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St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican

From series “ Survived Artifacts of Early Christian Civilization”
Year: 326.

Vatican, which is the smallest state in the world, is a unique attraction itself. Its main landmark is the amazing St. Peter’s Basilica and a square of the same name in front of it. That’s an important monument not only in terms of religion; it’s also a stunning example of architecture and art. Walls of the cathedral hide priceless artistic masterpieces, including unique Pieta by Michelangelo.  At every step you can see the beautiful sculptures, elements of artistic painting and decoration items made of precious metals.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Tens of thousands of people annually visits the St. Peter’s Basilica. Those are not only pilgrims but also ordinary tourists who want to admire amazing murals, which were created many hundreds of years ago, altars, and incredible sculptures. Today, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest Christian church in the world. The first cathedral on its place was built in the year 326. Naturally, it failed to survive to these days. The basilica that can be admired today, was built in the early 17th century.

The ancient Christian church managed to keep its main shrine - the relics of St. Peter. Pilgrims from around the world come here to worship. Those who have never had religious aspirations will also find it interesting to visit the cathedral. Visitors can admire beautiful sculptures in the antique style that depict holy preachers, and admire painted domes and frescoes. The majestic cathedral has many secrets that visitors will know during the tour. Literally every reconstruction discovers new artistic masterpieces within walls of the basilica. Next - The Catacombs of San Sebastiano

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St. Peter’s Basilica - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Euronet ATM (Savelli Art and Tradition)' located in 0.33 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'taxi roma civitavecchia' is located in 0.32 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'TotalErg' in 0.39 km
Supermarket: 'Norcineria Caldarola S.A.S.' in 0.23 km
Parking: '00120' in 0.09 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Guerra Di Borneo Dr. Valentina' in 0.36 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Roma San Pietro' in 0.39 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Mary Pizza San Pietro' in 0.23 km
Railway station: 'Roma S.Pietro' in 0.65 km

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 St. Peter’s Basilica - Rome

You can always listen to live music in the club named Chiariti Café, which is located in Monti district. During the daytime this is a cozy cafe that serves aromatic coffee and soft drinks, and when night falls to the city the club attracts fans of blues and jazz. Escopazzo is a popular club that offers to its visitors not only an exciting cultural program, but also richest choice of exotic drinks. The club’s bar is a great place to try original cocktails and snacks. By the way, each visitor of the club can show off his/her talent – there is a grand piano on the club’s stage and everyone is free to play on it.

Hot Alien Disco is a popular disco that is decorated in oriental style. The club attracts fans of all kinds of music. Here are conducted vintage parties, rock concerts, and performances of popular DJs. An evening spent at Alien will definitely not disappoint any music lover. Club Piper is one of the oldest and most beloved places by both locals and visitors of this magnificent city. The nightclub, which was opened in 1965, offers to its guests simply best conditions for rest. Here you will find excellent sound quality, well-chosen music programs, a beautiful bar with largest selection of drinks and unforgettable colorful parties. Finally, fans of dancing simply cannot ignore Radio Londra club, the interior design of which is reminiscent of a real military bunker. In addition an excellent dance floor guests will appreciate widest selection of drinks at the bar.
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