St. Peter's Basilica

>> Tuesday, January 20, 2009


St. Peter's Basilica is the next place I visited in Rome.

The Basilica of Sain Peter is officially known here in Italy as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano and it is commonly known as St. Peter's Basilica (in English). The Basilica is located within the Vatican City and it occupies a "unique position" as one of the holiest sites. It is consider also as " the greatest of all churches of Christendom".

In Catholic Tradition, it is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, who was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and, according to Tradition, was the first Bishop of Antioch, and later first Bishop of Rome and therefore first in the line of the papal succession. While St. Peter's is the most famous of Rome's many churches, it is not the first in rank, an honor held by the Pope's cathedral church, the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

The Basilica of St. Peter is one of four major basilicas of Rome, the others being the Basilica of St. John Lateran, Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Paul outside the Walls. It is the most prominent building inside the Vatican City. Its dome is a dominant feature of the skyline of Rome. Probably the largest church in Christianity, it covers an area of 2.3 hectares (5.7 acres) and has a capacity of over 60,000 people.

6 comments:

Umma January 31, 2009 at 1:10 AM  

I;ve been dreaming to visit Europe too.. buti ka pa Chelle, nalibot na nimo ang Europe cguro..

Happy weekend.

Tita Beng February 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

Been dreaming to see those wonderful places. Good for you, Chelle, you've been there!

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Marites February 2, 2009 at 6:17 AM  

One of the places na gusto kong puntahan. I must. I must. Inggit tuloy ako sa iyo that you've been there.

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BOGCESS February 11, 2009 at 8:09 PM  

So nice of you to visit such places and share it with us.

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