"The Dome" St. Peter's Basilica Tip by hopang
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City: 145 reviews and 316 photos
The Dome that we see today at St. Peter's Basilica was redesigned by Michelangelo in the middle of the 16th century. Unfortunately the Dome was not completed when he passed away in 1564. The Dome was finally completed by Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana in the late 16th century. The Dome reaches a total height of approximately 120 meters high which is also one of the tallest domes in the world. It has actually dominated the skyline of Rome for several centuries! The internal diameter of the Dome is approximately 40 meters.
The Dome is covered with mosaics with stucco ornaments and is supported by piers with a perimeter of approximately 70 meters. The iconic Dome is a landmark of the city. It certainly dominates the skyline of Vatican City and the city of Rome. Visitors can go up to the Dome and be rewarded with a commanding and spectacular view of Vatican City and the city of Rome.
Address: St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Directions: Located in the heart of the Vatican city on the outskirts of the city of Rome.
Phone: +39 06 6988 3712
Website: http://www.vatican.va and/or http://www.stpetersbasilica.org
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