St. Peter’s Basilica is a marvel, standing tall and in all its glory in the Vatican City, making it the symbol of history and religion for the people of Rome and tourists that visit it all around the world. Explore history, art, and spirituality by visiting this historic landmark and winning a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on an amazing journey that showcases its importance of and gets a never-before-experience provided by St. Peter’s Basilica’s digital audio guide from Voxcity.
In Roman Catholicism and Greek Orthodoxism, basilica is the traditional name of honour given to church buildings for being the global centre of worship or their significance in history. St. Peter Basilica is regarded as the greatest building of its time, and still today it has the same significance in the tourism industry. St. Peter’s Basilica’s foundation was placed in 1506 by Pope Jullius II, and it was completed in 1615, during the time of Paul V. St. Peter Basilica is well known for its Italian Renaissance architecture with numerous significant classical characteristics. With its three-asiled Latin cross across the magnificent dome at the crossing, situated above the high altar that features the shrine of St. Peter the Apostel, the edifice is the major pilgrimage site for Romans as well as Christians around the world. Every year, tens of thousands of Catholics gather around the basilica and St. Peter’s Square to witness ceremonies presided over by the Pope.
Among the four basilicas, the Basilica of St. John Lanteran, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Basilica of St. Paul, and the Basilica of St. Peter, all located in Rome, St. Peter Basilica is the only church that holds the title of major basilica in the world. Up until 1989, St. Peter was the largest church in the Christian world. Discover more on your St. Peter’s Basilica tour on Vox City's digital audio guide.
Along with its religious significance and St. Peter’s rich history, the Basilica is one of the wonders of the architectural world and gives a glimpse into the art and culture of ancient Rome.
As beautiful as it is on the outside, St. Peter’s Basilica is a kingdom of precious artwork. Packed with famous paintings, marble statues, bronze statues, and several architectural designs.
St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the landmarks of Rome that screams art of ancient Rome. It has several statues inside, enhancing its overall royal look and giving a peek into the history of Rome.
Carved by the Italian Master Michelangelo in Carrara marble in the late 15th century, Pieta is one of the most appreciable statues worldwide. It's a 6-foot-tall structure that depicts Jesus in the lap of Mary after the crucifixion. The monument looms and radiates a majestic and spiritual aura that reflects the sanctity of the moments for the visitors.
Pieta is driven by the word pity and is the only sculpture by Michelangelo. It can be found in the first chapel on the right at the entrance of the basilica.
Located in the loggia gallery at one of the crossings of St. Peter’s Basilica, The object of attention is an over 13-foot-tall statue created by Bernini in 1643. The reminiscent marble statue is of Longinus, the Roman army officer who pierced Jesus with a spear, but soon after Chirst’s death, Longinus converted to Christianity. An audio-guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica gives you an opportunity to admire and appreciate the beauty of each statue and painting, unravelling the history behind them and making them more fascinating to look at.
Situated opposite the statue of Longinus is the famous statue of St. Peter, created in the 5th century. St. Peter is known to be the head of the 12 apostles of Jesus, the first bishop of Antioch, and later the first bishop of Rome and the first Pope. Witnessing this bronze statue of St. Peter sitting on a marble chair, holding heaven keys in his left and right hand is raised as an act of giving blessings makes your St. Peter’s basilica tour filled with spirituality.
Built in the 16th century, St. Peter’s Basilica was known as the Vatican Hill, the burial spot of St. Peter, who was crucified in 64 C.E. at Caliluga’s Circus. However, St. Peter Basilica is a burial place for many known popes of that age; therefore, it is not certain if the tomb contains the remains of St. Peter.
The papal altar took 11 years to be completed by Bernini, it is located in the centre of St. Peter’s Basilica. The altar is built over the tomb of St. Peter and has a traditional Roman-style canopy at the top placed over four pillars, making it the most important part of the church.
With Vox City’s digital audio guide to St. Peter’s Basilica, hop on a journey to find spirituality and the priceless experience of sightseeing in Rome. Get to know more about St. Peter Basilica and the breathtaking architecture of it, including the cupola,one of the world’s largest domes, the confessio, and the vatican groottoes, and explore the paintings and mosaics of the basilica with an engaging narration of each monument and every piece of art present. for a better understanding and doing justice to it, not only idly watching the art of the century.
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When in Rome, visiting St. Peter’s Basilica is an unforgettable experience, and while you are there, don’t forget to climb to the top of the dome to witness the most magnificent view of St. Peter’s Square. Take a St. Peter’s Basilica and Dome digital tour for a mesmerising experience. St. Peter’s Basilica Tour is a small window to ancient Rome’s long and rich history, culture, art, and spirituality. Experience all that with VoxCity’s digital audio guide.