St. Peter's Basilica

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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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
318198
Names
St. Peter's Basilica
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Street Address
Piazza San Pietro
Location
Coordinates
41.902181° N, 12.453346° E
Phone
06-69881662

Timeline

Resources

  1. High Renaissance Art in St. Peter's and the Vatican: An Interpretive Guide
  2. Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
  3. St. Peter's in the Vatican
  4. National Geographic Inside the Vatican
  5. Inside the Vatican
  6. Official Website of St. Peter's Basilica Official website.
  7. The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A Comprehensive Guide

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St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican City)
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April 11, 2015