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Italy-3233 - St. Peter's Basilica

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St. Peter's Basilica, is a Late Renaissance church located within the Vatican City. St. Peter's Basilica has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world, holding 60,000 people. It is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites.

 

The basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and first Bishop of Rome. Tradition and some historical evidence hold that Saint Peter's tomb is directly below the altar of the basilica. For this reason, many Popes have been interred at St Peter's since the Early Christian period.

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Taken on October 22, 2010