St. Peter's Basilica
May 02, 2019 |
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St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica is the holiest shrine of the Catholic religion and the largest church in the world. It was built from 1506 until 1626 and replaced the Old Basilica, which had stood in the same place from the fourth to the 16th century.

The Basilica sits atop Saint Peter’s burial site, one of the 12 apostles and the first Bishop of Rome. Nowadays, it is a major pilgrimage site and sometimes receives over 80,000 people who come to see the Pope’s liturgies.

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