St. Peter’s Basilica in the evening from Via della Conciliazione in Rome. Vatican City Rome Italy. Rome architecture and landmark. St. Peter’s cathedral in Rome. Italian Renaissance church.

St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter’s Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Saint Peter’s Basilica can host 20,000 people. In the over 150 years required to complete the basilica, the most famous artists of the time contributed to the style. Construction dates to 1612.

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