People come by the millions each year to receive the Pope's blessing, traditionally given on Sundays at noon. St ... More
St. Peter's Basilica
People come by the millions each year to receive the Pope's blessing, traditionally given on Sundays at noon. St Peter's has undergone many transformations since the original Constantine basilica of 320 CE. The top of its majestic dome (designed by Michelangelo), provides the best vantage point from which to marvel at Bernini's magnificent colonnade surrounding the square, the gilded bronze canopy above the altar and Michelangelo's Pietà (1499). Bramante, Pietro da Cortona and Canova are just a handful of the many other artists who worked together on this monumental basilica's decoration and design.
The story behind this church is quite amusing as it was built according to a request left by Bendinello Sauli
in his will, in order to humiliate the Fieschi family who had committed a grave injustice towards him (they ...
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St. Chad's is one of two cathedrals in Birmingham. Situated opposite the Thistle Birmingham City , and with one of
the finest decorated church ceilings in the Midlands, St Chad's was designed by A.W.N Pugin who was at the ...