St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City is the world headquarters of Roman Catholicism and one of the largest churches in the world. Founded by Constantine the Great in 324, it stands over the tomb of Saint Peter the Apostle.
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- Basilica di San PietroMichelangelo's DomeShrine of St. PeterSt. Peter's Basilica
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- World Heritage Site
- basilicachurchshrineart historical sitespilgrimage sitespilgrimage destinationsreligious building
- ChristianityRoman Catholicism
- 64 CE
Martyrdom of the Apostle Peter on Vatican Hill
Constantine commissions St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
- 25 Dec 800
Charlemagne is crowned Roman Emperor at St. Peter's Basilica
Reconstruction of St. Peter's Basilica begins under Pope Julius II
Michelangelo appointed chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica
Completion of St. Peter's Basilica
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