The basilica of St Peter in Rome attracts catholic pilgrims from all over the world. The church dates back to the 2nd century A.D., when a first building was erected over the grave of the apostle Peter. The first basilica was built in 349 by emperor Constantin. Construction of the actual church was started in 1506 by pope Julius II and took over 100 years to complete. The spectacular 136 m large cupola is based on a design by Michelangelo.
01 St Peter church 02 St Peter church 03 Cupola 04 St Peter church 05 Cupola
06 Statues 07 Front side of St Peter church 08 Statues 09 Roof 10 Church interior
11 Floor 12 Church interior 13 Roof 14 Roof 15 Cupola
16 Cupola 17 Cupola 18 Pillar 19 Painting 20 Statue of apostle Peter
21 Pieta by Michelangelo 22 Bernini bronze baldachin 23 Church interior 24 Pillar top 25 Statue 26 Pope Innocentius statue
27 Sistine chapel 28 Sistine chapel
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