Saint Peter’s Basilica, is one of the world’s largest church, it is the center of Christianity. The imposing structure was built over a span of more than one hundred years by the greatest Italian architects of the era.
It has a 211.5 meter long , 42 meters in diameter and reaching 132.5 meters high.
Once inside the nave the enormous size of the church becomes apparent. The basilica has a surface area of 15,160 square meters, enough space to accommodate 60,000 visitors. It is covered by a coffered barrel vault ceiling and a huge central dome.
The opulence of the interior bears testimony to the wealth of the Catholic church in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is decorated with large monuments, many of which were created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest artists of all time.
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