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.

Facts & Stats on St. Peter's Basilica

Go Historic ID
318198
Names
Basilica di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica
Michelangelo's Dome
Shrine of St. Peter
Dates
1506-1615

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
Piazza San Pietro
Vatican City
Contact
06-69881662about worship services

Resources for St. Peter's Basilica

  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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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City