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St. Peter's Basilica Pictures - Vatican City

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The Basilica of Saint Peter (Basilica di San Pietro) dominates the Vatican. You can see its Michelangelo designed dome from a great distance away. Inside, St. Peter's dome is almost as big as the Pantheon.

Saint Peter's tomb is said to be found below the altar, but over 100 others are buried in the Basilica, including 91 popes.

Lines to visit the Basilica are quite long, especially on summer mornings. The best time to visit St. Peter's is the off-season, of course, especially if you plan on seeing the Vatican Museums at the same time. See Saint Peter's Basilica Visitor Information for opening hours and how to go to the top.

Enjoy our pictures of St. Peter's Basilica. Click on each picture to see it larger.

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holy door, basilica st peterPicture of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. Peters
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