Twilight at St. Peter's Basilica 2
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica, the head temple of the Catholic Church, is one of the largest churches in the world, measuring 211.5 meters long, 156 meters wide, and 120 meters high. When you enter, you will be amazed by its size, and at the same time by the gorgeous interior decorations with numerous sculptures and altarpieces scattered throughout. It is a holy place where more than one billion Catholics around the world constantly make pilgrimages, and it is also a major tourist destination, attracting people with the magnificent art built up by its glorious history.
Located near the west bank of the Tiber River, which runs through the city of Rome, the Vatican is the headquarters of Catholicism and is also the smallest country in the world. The entire country is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Vatican is a veritable treasure trove of art. St. Peter's Basilica, one of the largest and most ornate cathedrals in the world, the elliptical St. Peter's Square with a total of 284 columns on either side, and the museum that houses the vast collection of past popes that would take days to see in its entirety. The area is full of attractions that only a Catholic head temple can offer.