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"Basilica of St Peter's - Baldacchino" Vatican City Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Commissioned by Pope Urban VIII in 1624, Bernini's extravagant Baroque canopy stands above the Papal Altar which, in turn, stands over the crypt where St Peter is reputedly buried.

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  • Written Jul 31, 2005
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