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Basilica di San Pietro

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
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.
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. ... Complete sights collection

St. Peter’s Basilica

From the series “ Survived Artifacts of Early Christian Civilization”
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.
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. ... Complete sights collection

Old Town of Rome

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The unique historical sightseeing of Rome and Vatican City are also in the list of the UNESCO Heritage Site. A great number of Roman historical sightseeing is known all over the world. Roman Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon and Emperors Forum are the most popular antique landmarks. Millions of tourists come to see them year by year.
Vatican City is a separate architectural and historical landmark. Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore is a place where most excursions begin. It attracts with its outstanding mosaic decoration and wonderful paintings of the 17th century. Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is another interesting landmark of Vatican City. At first, it was mentioned at the beginning of the 4th century. This cathedral has a lot of historical facts.
Saint Petes Basilica is the most recognizable cathedral in the whole world. More than that, it is the largest Catholic cathedral in Europe. Rome is rich in ancient churches, there you can find about 900. Each has its own place in history. Piazza di Spagna is the best place for walks. The square has its name thanks to the Spain Embassy. It is surrounded by outstanding historical buildings, fountains and landscape compositions and luxurious shops. ... Complete sights collection

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