Best of St Peter’s Basilica

Best of St Peter’s Basilica

Photographs from St Peter’s Basilica, Rome, April 2018.

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The Narthex – with ornate stucco and gilt and marble floor
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Every inch of the basilica is ornately decorated
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St. Peter’s Baldachin (Baldacchino di San Pietro, L’Altare di Bernini) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
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Natural light streams into the basilica
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Maderno’s Nave
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Chapel of San Sebastian
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Huge fluted and cabled pilasters
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Michelangelo’s dome
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Left transept – used for daily mass
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St Andrew
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Papal Altar and Baldacchino
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Right transept – only accessible for those receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession)
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Monument of Leo XI with the statues of Fortitude and Generosity
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Gorgeous ceiling
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Exquisite decor
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Engraved on the facade are the words – “Paul V Borghese, Roman, Pontiff, in the year 1612, the seventh of his pontificate [erected] in honour of the Princes of Apostles”
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St Peter’s Basilica with 13 travertine statues – Christ the Redeemer, John the Baptist and 11 Apostles
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The Colonnade Saints
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The Egyptian Obelisk
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From the left – St Theobald, St Theodore, St Jerome, St Hilarion, and St Bruno
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St Peter’s Basilica’s facade by Carlo Maderno
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St Peters Square

More on my visit to St Peter’s and additional photos here 🙂

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