St. Peter’s Basilica is built in the Renaissance style and is located in Vatican city in Rome, Italy. St. Peter’s is the largest church in the world and one of the most remarkable works of Renaissance architecture. St. Peter’s is the burial site of Saint Peter, one of the apostles and the first Pope. Contributors who principally designed St. Peter’s include, Donato Bramente, Michelangelo, Carlo Mademo and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The stucco ceiling of the portico in St. Peter’s Basilica, displaying the coat of arms of Paul V.
A Holy Door, (Porta Santa), by Vico Consorti, in the northernmost entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Doors of old St. Peter’s Basilica, (Silver-gilt bronze, 1445), commissioned by Eugenius IV From Filarete (Antonio Averlino).
The nave of St. Peter’s Basilica.
A reproduction of Raphael’s Alter of the Transfiguration, (1767), is a mosaic completed by six artists, that took nine years to complete and is now in St. Peter’s Basilica.
The sculpture, Pietà, (Marble, c. 1498-1500), commissioned by Cardinal Jean Bilheres de Lagraulas and carved by Michelangelo and housed in St.Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Rome.
Michelangelo’s Dome in St. Peter’s Basilica, completed by Giacomo della Porta in 1590.
Monument to Maria Clementina Sobieska, (1742), by Pietro Bracci, inside St. Peter’s Basilica on Vatican City, Rome, Italy.
The interior of St. Peter’s Basilica.
THe sculpture by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Saint Longinus, (Marble, 1629-38), the Roman centurion, who speared Christ with the Holy Lance.
St. Camillus de Lellis Pacilli, (1753), founder of the Camellions, by Pietro Pacilli.
Monument to the Stuarts, (1829), by Neo-Classical sculpture, Antonio Canova.
An interior view of St. Peter’s Basilica with light shining through the windows.
The Neoclassical, Monument to Pope Pius VIII, (1866), by Pietro Tenerani.
The oculus located inside St. Peter’s Basilica.
A View of the oculus and ceiling inside St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
St. Peter’s Baldachin, Baldacchino di San Pietro, (Bronze, 1623-34), by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, is a large Baroque sculpture that was commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and serves as a canopy over the High Alter.
Cathedra Petri, Altar of the Chair of St. Peter is an alabaster window depicting the Holy Spirit as a dove in the central work of art in the apse of St. Peter’s Basilica, completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1666.