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St. Peter Basilica in Rome is a must see, Italy

 
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added on 30th of April, 2009

Basilica of St. Peter is one of the main attractions for tourists visiting Rome. It is located in Vatican City in the famous "Piazza San Pietro. The building today is the result of work across several centuries. Originally it was the monument where St. Peter was martyred and buried. Between 319 - 329 in that place was a large basilica built by Emperor Constantine. The transition period of becoming seriously affected the building in a state of ruin but it has been rebuilt, the building was finished in the year 1612 during the time of Pope Paul the fifth.

This imposing monument is over 15 000 square meters, length of 186 m and height of 119 m and thus succeed to be the second largest sacred place in the world. Basilica of St. Peter solemn functions receives each time he celebrates the Birth of God, or Easter when the new Pope proclaims and is the main manifestations of Catholic worship.

 

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