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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City: 162 reviews and 371 photos

  Jean at St. Peter's Basilica, 1995
by GinGinCoo

The foundation of the Vatican, the rock on which it was built, is the tomb of Peter, the apostle who came to Rome from Palestine. During the reign of Constantine the Great a small monument was erected on the spot; all that remains today of this monument are a few archaeological finds, with mosaic decorations added at a later date. The monument indicated the site of Peter's tomb, later, over the centuries, an altar was built ot honor it, a canopy to exalt it, a dome to glorify it and a Basilica for the pilgrims and the liturgy of the Roman clergy and people.

Address: Vatican City
Phone: +39 06 6988 3731
Website: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/san_pietro/index_it.htm

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2004
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