St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City Images

The grand east facade of St Peter's Basilica, 116 m wide and 53 m high. Built from 1608 to 1614, it was designed by Carlo Modeno. The central balcony is called the Loggia of the Blessings and is used for the announcement of the new pope with "Habemus Papum" and his Urbi et Orbi blessing. The relief under the balcony, by Buonvicino, shows Christ giving the keys to St. Peter. The facade is topped by 13 statues of apostles in travertine. The dome was designed by Michelangelo and completed in 1593. Credit: David Joyal. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
5743
Title
Facade of St. Peter's Basilica
Date
July 15, 2006
Location
Date
July 15, 2006
Coordinates
41.9021810° N, 12.4533460° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
NIKON D50
Focal Length
22
Original Filename
d50_019p.jpg
Creator
David Joyal
Source
EdStockPhoto

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