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St. Peter's Basilica interior

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Bronze main portal made for Old St. Peter's by Filarete in 1445
Bronze main portal made for Old St. Peter's by Filarete in 1445
Bronze panel from Filarete's door showing St. Paul sentenced by Nero
Bronze panel from Filarete's door showing St. Paul sentenced by Nero
Panel from Filarete's 1445 bronze door showing the Martyrdom of St. Peter
Panel from Filarete's 1445 bronze door showing the Martyrdom of St. Peter
Bronze panel of St. Peter consigning the keys to Pope Eugenius IV
Bronze panel of St. Peter consigning the keys to Pope Eugenius IV
Stucco ceiling of the portico with the coat-of-arms of Paul V
Stucco ceiling of the portico with the coat-of-arms of Paul V
Bernini's relief Pasce Oves Maes between St. Telesphorus and St. Xystus over the main portal
Bernini's relief "Pasce Oves Maes" between St. Telesphorus and St. Xystus over the main portal
The Door of Death by Giacomo Manzł (1960-64)
The Door of Death by Giacomo Manzł (1960-64)
Bronze panel from the Door of Good and Evil, St. Peter's
Bronze panel from the Door of Good and Evil, St. Peter's
Detail of the Door of Good and Evil by Luciano Minguzzi (1970-1977)
Detail of the Door of Good and Evil by Luciano Minguzzi (1970-1977)
Papal coat-of-arms of Pope John XXIII on the portico floor, St. Peter's Basilica
Papal coat-of-arms of Pope John XXIII on the portico floor, St. Peter's Basilica
Door of the Sacraments by Venanzio Crochetti (1965), the regular entrance to St. Peter's
Door of the Sacraments by Venanzio Crochetti (1965), the regular entrance to St. Peter's
Stepping into St. Peter's Basilica through the Door of the Sacraments
Stepping into St. Peter's Basilica through the Door of the Sacraments
Rays of sunlight through the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican
Rays of sunlight through the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican
Nave with a ray of light, St. Peter's Basilica
Nave with a ray of light, St. Peter's Basilica
Inside St. Peter's Basilica
Inside St. Peter's Basilica
Central aisle, St. Peter's Basilica
Central aisle, St. Peter's Basilica
Main altar, St. Peter's Basilica
Main altar, St. Peter's Basilica
Michaelangelo's Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica
Michaelangelo's Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica
Pietą - Michelangelo (1499)
Pietą - Michelangelo (1499)
Pietą (The Pity) Michelangelo
Pietą (The Pity) Michelangelo
Michelangelo Buonarroti of Florence Created This - the only piece he ever signed
"Michelangelo Buonarroti of Florence Created This" - the only piece he ever signed
MICHAEL. ANGELUS. BONAROTUS. FLORENT. FACIEBAT
"MICHAEL. ANGELUS. BONAROTUS. FLORENT. FACIEBAT"
Pietą - Michelangelo
Pietą - Michelangelo
The Virgin Mary is depicted young since “Women who are pure in soul and body never grow old.”
The Virgin Mary is depicted young since “Women who are pure in soul and body never grow old.”
Ever since a nut (Australian) attacked the Pietą in 1972, it's been kept behind glass
Ever since a nut (Australian) attacked the Pietą in 1972, it's been kept behind glass
Pietą - Michelangelo
Pietą - Michelangelo
Pietą - Michelangelo
Pietą - Michelangelo
Mosaic of St. Peter, Basilica di San Pietro
Mosaic of St. Peter, Basilica di San Pietro
Monument to Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) who relinquished the throne to convert to Catholicism
Monument to Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) who relinquished the throne to convert to Catholicism
Monument to Pope Leo XII by Giuseppe de Fabris (1835)
Monument to Pope Leo XII by Giuseppe de Fabris (1835)
Monument to Pope Leo XII (1823-1829)
Monument to Pope Leo XII (1823-1829)
Chapel of St. Sebastian (Tomb of Pope Innocent XI) St. Peter's Basilica
Chapel of St. Sebastian (Tomb of Pope Innocent XI) St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. Sebastian after a painting by Domenichino
Mosaic of St. Sebastian after a painting by Domenichino
Tomb of Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115) by Bernini, ca 1635
Tomb of Matilda of Canossa (1046-1115) by Bernini, ca 1635
Monument to Pope Innocent XII (1691-1700) by Filippo della Valle, 1746
Monument to Pope Innocent XII (1691-1700) by Filippo della Valle, 1746
Monument to Pope Gregory XIII by Camillo Rusconi, 1723. Wisdom raises the drapery revealing science
Monument to Pope Gregory XIII by Camillo Rusconi, 1723. Wisdom raises the drapery revealing science
Allegory of Religion holding the tablets of Law - Gregory XIII monument
Allegory of Religion holding the tablets of Law - Gregory XIII monument
Monument to Pope Gregory XIII (1572-85) of Gregorian calendar fame
Monument to Pope Gregory XIII (1572-85) of Gregorian calendar fame
Papal coat-of-arms of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585)
Papal coat-of-arms of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585)
Altar of St. Jerome with a 1744 mosaic of Domenichino's Last Communion of St. Jerome,  Tomb of Pope John XXIII
Altar of St. Jerome with a 1744 mosaic of Domenichino's "Last Communion of St. Jerome", Tomb of Pope John XXIII
Monument to Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) by Luigi Amici, ca 1850
Monument to Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) by Luigi Amici, ca 1850
Altar of Our Lady of Succor (12th C.) St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of Our Lady of Succor (12th C.) St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of Our Lady of Succor (12th C.) St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of Our Lady of Succor (12th C.) St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of St. Basil with a 1751 mosaic after a painting by Pietro Subleyras
Altar of St. Basil with a 1751 mosaic after a painting by Pietro Subleyras
Monument to Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) b Pietro Bracci, 1769
Monument to Pope Benedict XIV (1740-1758) b Pietro Bracci, 1769
Tomb of Clement XIII (1758-1769) by Antonio Canova, 1792
Tomb of Clement XIII (1758-1769) by Antonio Canova, 1792
Detail of Canova's Tomb of Pope Clement XIII
Detail of Canova's Tomb of Pope Clement XIII
Detail of Canova's Tomb of Pope Clement XIII
Detail of Canova's Tomb of Pope Clement XIII
Bronze statue of St. Peter (5th or 13th C.)
Bronze statue of St. Peter (5th or 13th C.)
Pilgrims have been kissing his foot for centuries
Pilgrims have been kissing his foot for centuries
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica
Beneath the main dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Beneath the main dome of St. Peter's Basilica
St. Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, by Andrea Bolgi, 1635
St. Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, by Andrea Bolgi, 1635
St. Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, by Andrea Bolgi, 1635
St. Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, by Andrea Bolgi, 1635
St. Veronica, the woman who wiped Jesus' face on the way to the Crucifixion, by Francesco Mochi, 1629
St. Veronica, the woman who wiped Jesus' face on the way to the Crucifixion, by Francesco Mochi, 1629
St. Andrew, the brother of St. Peter and 1st Apostle, by Francois Duquesnoy, 1635
St. Andrew, the brother of St. Peter and 1st Apostle, by Francois Duquesnoy, 1635
St. Longiunus, the Roman centurion who speared Christ with the Holy Lance, by Bernini, 1635
St. Longiunus, the Roman centurion who speared Christ with the Holy Lance, by Bernini, 1635
The Tribune (apse) with the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter, by Bernini 1666
The Tribune (apse) with the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter, by Bernini 1666
Altar of the Chair of St. Peter by Bernini, 1666
Altar of the Chair of St. Peter by Bernini, 1666
Alabaster window of the Holy Spirit as a dove above St. Peter's Chair
Alabaster window of the Holy Spirit as a dove above St. Peter's Chair
Michelangelo's dome, St. Peter's Basilica, finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590
Michelangelo's dome, St. Peter's Basilica, finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590
Michelangelo's dome, 120m, St. Peter's Basilica
Michelangelo's dome, 120m, St. Peter's Basilica
Bernini's Baldaquin (1633) over the Papal Altar
Bernini's Baldaquin (1633) over the Papal Altar
Bernini's Baldaquin (1633) over the Papal Altar
Bernini's Baldaquin (1633) over the Papal Altar
Bernini's Baldaquin is 29m tall and weighs over 6000 kg
Bernini's Baldaquin is 29m tall and weighs over 6000 kg
Papal Altar (1594) Basilica of St. Peter
Papal Altar (1594) Basilica of St. Peter
High Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
High Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
High Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
High Altar of St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. Luke the Evangelist, St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. Mark the Evangelist, St. Peter's Basilica
Mosaic of St. Mark the Evangelist, St. Peter's Basilica
St. Francis Cabrini (1850-1917) founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Enrico Tadolini, 1947
St. Francis Cabrini (1850-1917) founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Enrico Tadolini, 1947
Mosaic of St. Matthew the Evangelist above the Baldaquin
Mosaic of St. Matthew the Evangelist above the Baldaquin
St. Cajetan Thiene (1480-1547) founder of the Order of Clerics Regular (Theatines) by Carlo Monaldi, 1738
St. Cajetan Thiene (1480-1547) founder of the Order of Clerics Regular (Theatines) by Carlo Monaldi, 1738
St. Bruno (1035-1101) founder of the Order of Carthusians, by Michelangelo Slodtz, 1744
St. Bruno (1035-1101) founder of the Order of Carthusians, by Michelangelo Slodtz, 1744
St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341) founder of the Servites, by Paolo Campi, 1740
St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341) founder of the Servites, by Paolo Campi, 1740
St. John of God (1495-1550) founder of the Hospitallers, by Filippo Della Valle, 1745
St. John of God (1495-1550) founder of the Hospitallers, by Filippo Della Valle, 1745
St. Teresa of Jesus (1515-1582) founder of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, by Filippo Della Valle, 1754
St. Teresa of Jesus (1515-1582) founder of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, by Filippo Della Valle, 1754
St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1607) founder of the Camellians, by Pietro Pacilli, 1753
St. Camillus de Lellis (1550-1607) founder of the Camellians, by Pietro Pacilli, 1753
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) by Camillo & Giuseppe Rusconi, 1733
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) by Camillo & Giuseppe Rusconi, 1733
St. Benedict (ca 480-547) founder of the Benedictines, by Antonio Montauti, 1735
St. Benedict (ca 480-547) founder of the Benedictines, by Antonio Montauti, 1735
Monument to Pope Alexander VII (1655-1667) by Bernini, 1678
Monument to Pope Alexander VII (1655-1667) by Bernini, 1678
Altar of the Sacred Heart, St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of the Sacred Heart, St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of the Sacred Heart with a 1923 mosaic after Carlo Muccioli
Altar of the Sacred Heart with a 1923 mosaic after Carlo Muccioli
Altar of St. Joseph in the left transcept with a mosaic after Achille Funi, 1963
Altar of St. Joseph in the left transcept with a mosaic after Achille Funi, 1963
The Punishment of the Couple Ananias and Saphira, from the original painting Cristoforo Roncalli
The Punishment of the Couple Ananias and Saphira, from the original painting Cristoforo Roncalli
Monument to Pope Pius VIII (1829-1830) by Pietro Tenerani, 1866
Monument to Pope Pius VIII (1829-1830) by Pietro Tenerani, 1866
Monument to Pope Pius VIII (1829-1830)
Monument to Pope Pius VIII (1829-1830)
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Altar of St. Gregory the Great (590-604) with a 1772 mosaic after Sacchi, 1625
Altar of St. Gregory the Great (590-604) with a 1772 mosaic after Sacchi, 1625
Altar of St. Gregory the Great, famous for Gregorian Chant
Altar of St. Gregory the Great, famous for "Gregorian Chant"
Monument to Pope Pius VII (1800-1823) by protestant sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen ca 1830
Monument to Pope Pius VII (1800-1823) by protestant sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen ca 1830
Altar of the Transfiguration, St. Peter's Basilica
Altar of the Transfiguration, St. Peter's Basilica
The 1767 mosaic on the Altar of the Transfiguration is after a 1520 painting by Rafael
The 1767 mosaic on the Altar of the Transfiguration is after a 1520 painting by Rafael
Central relief from the Monument to Pope Innocent XI (1676-1689) showing victory over the Turks in Vienna, 1683
Central relief from the Monument to Pope Innocent XI (1676-1689) showing victory over the Turks in Vienna, 1683
Monument to Pope Leo XI (1605) by Algardi, 1644
Monument to Pope Leo XI (1605) by Algardi, 1644
Monument to Pope Leo XI - not bad for a 27 day reign
Monument to Pope Leo XI - not bad for a 27 day reign
Altar of the Immaculate Conception with mosaic after a painting by Pietro Bianchi, 1740
Altar of the Immaculate Conception with mosaic after a painting by Pietro Bianchi, 1740
Monument to St. Pius X (1903-1914) by Pietro Astorri, 1923
Monument to St. Pius X (1903-1914) by Pietro Astorri, 1923
Monument to St. Pius X, St. Peter's
Monument to St. Pius X, St. Peter's
Presentation Chapel with the body of St. Pius X
Presentation Chapel with the body of St. Pius X
Monument to the Stuarts (James III, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Henry) by Antonio Canova, 1829
Monument to the Stuarts (James III, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Henry) by Antonio Canova, 1829
Detail of an angel on Canova's Stuart Monument
Detail of an angel on Canova's Stuart Monument
Monument to the James III of Scotland (1688-1766) and his sons by Canova, 1829
Monument to the James III of Scotland (1688-1766) and his sons by Canova, 1829
Monument to Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735) by Pietro Bracci, 1742
Monument to Maria Clementina Sobieska (1702-1735) by Pietro Bracci, 1742
Maria Clementina Sobieska, neice of King John II of Poland, wife of James III Stuart
Maria Clementina Sobieska, neice of King John II of Poland, wife of James III Stuart
Coat-of-Arms of Pope Piux XI on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica
Coat-of-Arms of Pope Piux XI on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica
Coat-of-Arms of Pope Innocent X (1644-1655) on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica
Coat-of-Arms of Pope Innocent X (1644-1655) on the floor of St. Peter's Basilica
Entrance to the Sacristy and Treasury Museum
Entrance to the Sacristy and Treasury Museum
A list of all the Popes buried at St. Peter's since St. Peter
A list of all the Popes buried at St. Peter's since St. Peter
Popes listed with year of death
Popes listed with year of death
Up on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica
Up on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica
Eagle, reminiscent of Imperial Rome, on either side of the central portal to St. Peter's Basilica
Eagle, reminiscent of Imperial Rome, on either side of the central portal to St. Peter's Basilica
Relief sculpture over the central portal to St. Peter's Basilica
Relief sculpture over the central portal to St. Peter's Basilica
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