san pietro in vaticano

Although the letters lining the dome look small in this picture, they are actually 2 meters tall (6′6″). It says in Latin “you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church…I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City

Old Saint Peter’s Basilica was falling to pieces by the early Renaissance, so it was torn down to be rebuilt. Hence, today’s building is not the original Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City

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La Pietà Vaticana nella Cappella del Crocifisso e parte della Basilica di San Pietro

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Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano / St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican, Rome, Italy

A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletche