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Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican

Photos of St. Peter’s square and basilica in the Vatican.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, Holy See St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's square at dusk

St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's square at dusk - Vatican City, Holy See St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s square at dusk

Papal balcony and coat of arms in the triangular pediment

Papal balcony and coat of arms in the triangular pediment - Vatican City, Holy See Papal balcony and coat of arms in the triangular pediment

Panoramic photo of St. Peter's Basilica façade

Panoramic photo of St. Peter's Basilica façade - Vatican City, Holy See Panoramic photo of St. Peter’s Basilica façade

Vatican's Egyptian obelisk

Vatican's Egyptian obelisk - Vatican City, Holy See Vatican’s Egyptian obelisk in the center of St. Peter’s square, known as the "silent witness."

Detail of the intrados on the south side of basilica

Detail of the intrados on the south side of basilica - Vatican City, Holy See Detail of the intrados or interior of the arch on the south side of basilica. You can see the eight pointed star, which in Catholicism is frequently associated with the Virgin Mary.

Fountain and Basilica's façade

Fountain and Basilica's façade - Vatican City, Holy See Fountain and Basilica’s façade

Papal balcony at St. Peters Basilica

Papal balcony at St. Peters Basilica - Vatican City, Holy See Papal balcony at St. Peters Basilica

Detail of the façade of St. Peter's Basilica

Detail of the façade of St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, Holy See Triangular pediment with the Vatican coat of arms. Above the pediment, the statues of Jesus and some of the 12 apostles.

Vatican Colonnade

Vatican Colonnade - Vatican City, Holy See This is a work by the Neapolitan architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Façade of the Basilica and beginning of southern colonnade

Façade of the Basilica and beginning of southern colonnade - Vatican City, Holy See Façade of the Basilica and beginning of southern colonnade

Emblem of St. Peter's Fabbrica (Reverenda Fabrica Sancti Petri)

Emblem of St. Peter's Fabbrica (Reverenda Fabrica Sancti Petri) - Holy See Emblem of St. Peter’s Fabbrica (Reverenda Fabrica Sancti Petri)

Panorama of statues in the northern colonnade

Panorama of statues in the northern colonnade - Vatican City, Holy See Panoramic picture of the statues above the northern colonnade in Saint Peter’s square.

Vatican Colonnade, photo 2

Vatican Colonnade, photo 2 - Vatican City, Holy See Pedestals and base of the columns around "Piazza San Pietro."

Southern colonnade in St. Peter's square at the Vatican

Southern colonnade in St. Peter's square at the Vatican - Vatican City, Holy See Southern colonnade in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican

Southern lateral arch of St. Peter's Basilica

Southern lateral arch of St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, Holy See Southern lateral arch of St. Peter’s Basilica

Statue in the southern lateral arch of the basilica

Statue in the southern lateral arch of the basilica - Vatican City, Holy See Sculpture of a woman holding a mirror and a serpent in the niche of the southern arch of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Commemorative inscription and emblem of Alexander VII in St. Peter's square

Commemorative inscription and emblem of Alexander VII in St. Peter's square - Vatican City, Holy See The emblem consists of six mountains and the eight pointed star with wings extending up to the Vatican coat of arms on the crest, a symbolism linked to pope Alexander VII, known as the "Montium custos" (The Guardian of the Hills). His personal coat of arms also included the tree of life.

St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican at dusk

St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican at dusk

St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican at dusk
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican at dusk

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