St. Peter's Square & Basilica

About to enter Vatican City. Piazza San Pietro
St. Peter's Square
You're looking at St. Peter's Basilica, with an 84 ft tall red granite obelisk in front that was stolen from ancient Egypt by Caligula in 37 AD.
Basilica Sancti Petri
St. Peter's Basilica
Looking out at St. Peter's Square from the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. Swiss Guardsman in a regulary duty uniform.
Interior of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest interior of any Christian church in the world. Side chapel Marble statues
St. Andrew Top of the dome is 448 ft from the floor. "Cathedra Petri", the throne of St. Peter.
The dome, completed in 1590. Sunlight coming in. Looking out at Rome from St. Peter's Basilica.
Rome? Vatican City? Not sure which. St. Peter's Square Rome
St. Peter's Square Another dome View of the roof over the main altar.
Papal Swiss Guards A fountain put in by Gian Bernini, who designed St. Peter's Square from 1656 to 1667.

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