St. Peter's Basilica

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St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (San Pietro) is the largest and most famous Roman Catholic church in the world.

Many great architects and artists made contributions to this beautiful Renaissance and Baroque building. They include Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and others.

St. Peter's Basilica - San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Construction of St. Peter's Basilica occurred over a period of years in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

The original church that was located on this site was erected by Emperor Constantine in 319 AD.

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