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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 –...
FAQ Frequently asked question

FAQ Frequently asked question

Do I have to pay to visit the St. Peter’s Basilica? No. Entrance to the Basilica is free. Do I have to queue up to enter the Basilica? To visit St Peter’s Basilica, you must pass through security / metal detectors located under the colonnade on the right side of the...
Papal blessing

Papal blessing

Every Sunday at 12.00 in Saint Peter’s Square (when the Pope is in Rome)
Papal audience

Papal audience

In Saint Peter’s Square, or Paul VI Audience Hall, or the Courtyard of the summer Papal Residence in Castel Gandolfo (usually in August) Entry: Free (by reservation only) Hours: Every Wednesday at 10:30 Reservations: Write to the “Prefettura della Casa Pontificia,...