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ST. PETER'S BASILICA is the spiritual heart of the Catholic Church and lies on the St. Peter's burial place.  This basilica is grandeur personified, with gigantic colonnades topped by a magnificent dome.  Make sure you climb to the top of the dome for magnificent views of the city!

Most of the basilica dates from the 16th and early 17th Centuries, when Giovanni Bernini and Donato di Angelo were the principal architects and artists.  The High Altar baldacchino is one of Bernini's noted works.  The actual dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo.

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 


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