The monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Rome, Italy
chairs in front of the monumental facade of St. Peter in Vatican City
The monumental facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican city. Rome, Italy
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Picture of a St. Peters Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Granite fountain and obelisk of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Hurdles in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The Papal Audiences are held on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM in St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades, four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Left side view of St. Peter's Square and the colonnades in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Detail of the fountain of Bernini and the colonnade in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Detail of the fountain of Bernini and the colonnade in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Left side view of St. Peter's Square and the colonnades in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Left side view of St. Peter's Square and the colonnades in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Inside view of the left side colonnade of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church" from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Detail of the architrave of the left side colonnade of St. Peter's Square with saints and papal arms in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of the St. Peter's Basilica. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered by Catholics to be the first Pope. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church".
View of the dome of the Basilica of St. Peter with a Christmas star in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The dome projected by Michelangelo. The dome stands 136 m (447ft) tall. St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the holiest temples for Christendom and one of the largest churches in the world. Besides, it is where the Pope presides many liturgies all year round. The construction of the new basilica began in 1506, when the old basilica had been torn down, and was finished in 1626. The basilica was called St Peter’s after one of Jesus’s twelve disciples known as Saint Peter, who became one of the founders of the Catholic Church and was executed in Rome and buried where the Basilica now stands.
Christmas Tree in St Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The square was projected from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
Christmas Tree and nativity scene in St Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The square was projected from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
Christmas Tree and nativity scene in St Peter's Square in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The square was projected from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of the St. Peter's Basilica from the granite fountain in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. Bernini created a perfect alignment among Maderno's baroque facade and the oval square surrounded by the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The granite fountain was constructed by Bernini in 1675 and matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
View of St Peter's Square with Christmas Tree in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. St. Peter's Square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". The square was projected from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII. The colonnades frame the trapezoidal entrance to the basilica and the massive elliptical area which precedes it.
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