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St. Peter's Basilica

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Identification

St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica di San Pietro
126881

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
masonry
baroque

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • Italian architect Andres Zappata supposedly copied the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica when he designed the Catedral de Granada in Nicaragua.
  • Much of the basilica's finances were raised by Pope Leo X from the selling of documents which forgave the purchasers' sins.
  • St. Peter's proved to be a great influence for Sir Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
  • The dome measures 42 meters in diameter, while the building itself is 194 meters long.

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Location

Saint Peter's Square
Vatican City
Vatican City

Technical Data

434.71 ft
434.71 ft
693.90 ft
1450
1626
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