St Peter’s Basilica and Square Map

St Peter’s Basilica and Square Map

Thanks to www.stpetersbasilica.info for this article.   The Square – Piazza San Pietro This monumental elliptical space (240m wide), is the masterpiece of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who laid it out during the pontificates of Alexander VII and of Clement IX...
St. Peter’s Square and Basilica Map

St. Peter’s Square and Basilica Map

1. Colonnades 2. The Passetto 3. Alexander VII Coat of Arms 4. The Fountains 5. The Obelisk 6. Center of Colonnade 7. Sundial Markers 8. Papal Water Fountain 9. The spot where John Paul II was shot 10. Bronze Doors 11. Entrance to Charlemagne Wing 12. Restrooms 13....
STATUES ON FACADE OF ST PETER’S BASILICA

STATUES ON FACADE OF ST PETER’S BASILICA

1 – ST. THADDEUS Jude, also known as Judas Thaddaeus (… – Persia, 28 ottobre 70[1]) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Among some Roman Catholics, Saint Jude is venerated as the “patron saint of lost causes”. The relics of the saint are...
St. Peter’s Basilica Timeline

St. Peter’s Basilica Timeline

This is the timeline that traces the history of the Basilica, from the crucifixion of Saint Peter to the present day. 64: Saint Peter is crucified and dies a martyr 313: Constantine’s Edict of Milan 319: The Old Basilica was built 800: Charlemagne was crowned...
What do you see from the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica?

What do you see from the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica?

1. The Dome It is the tallest dome in the world, the dome of St. Peter’s rises to a total height of 136.57 metres (448.1 ft) from the floor of the basilica to the top of the external cross. 2. The square At the centre of the square is an ancient...
How to get oriented inside St. Peter’s Basilica

How to get oriented inside St. Peter’s Basilica

1 – Welcome 2 – The Square 3 – Atrium, door of the Sacraments and Holy Door 4 – “La Pietà” of Michelangelo 5 – Monuments to Pope Leo XII and Christina of Sweden 6 – Chapel of St. Sebastian and tomb of Pope John Paul II 7 –...