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Ciudad del Vaticano. Imágenes de la Basílica de San Pedro.

Ciudad del Vaticano. Imágenes de la Basílica de San Pedro.

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  • 1. City State of Vatican Saint Peter’s square, the Basilica with its cupola, and part of Vatican’s architectonic complex.
  • 2. St Peter Square The square, the Colonnade, the Obelisk, and the Basilica’s façade built on Bramante’s project, had its corner stone laid in 1506.
  • 3. St Peter Basilica Construction on the present basilica, over the old Constantinian basilica, began on April 18, 1506 and was completed in 1626.
  • 4. ...between the rows of the Colonnade that surrounds the square… St Peter Square
  • 5. Fountain the south one by Maderno (1613) and the northern one by Bernini (1675). This is the one by Maderno St Peter Square
  • 6. Pope’s security guard The Swiss Guard stands at the Bronze Doors, an entrance to the Apostolic Palace at the end of the right colonnade. The Guards may be approached to obtain tickets to the Wednesday Papal Audience.
  • 7. Carlo Maderno’s Porch – narthex and portal St Peter Basilica
  • 8. Narthex ceiling St Peter Basilica
  • 9. Narthex ceiling - detail St Peter Basilica
  • 10. The bronze Holy Door was built by the sculptor Vico Consori in 1950 St Peter Basilica
  • 11. Mosaic of St Peter - over Porta Santa St Peter Basilica
  • 12. Holy water stoup St Peter Basilica
  • 13. The dimensions of the Basilica, engraved in the floor, are impressive: 700 ft (211.50 m) (including portico), 611 ft (186.30 m) (without portico)… St Peter Basilica
  • 14. …144 ft (44 m) high; the dome has 446 ft (136 m) in height. St Peter Basilica
  • 15. Detail of interior ceiling St Peter Basilica
  • 16. Top of pillar decoration St Peter Basilica
  • 17. High Altar – work of Bernini, built between 1656 and 1658 St Peter Basilica
  • 18. Interior view – Bernini’s Baldachin is in foreground St Peter Basilica
  • 19. The baldaquin - a monumental canopy that shelters the papal altar and the holy relics of St. Peter. St Peter Basilica
  • 20. Made of dark bronze accented with gold vine leaves, it was created by Lorenzo Bernini from 1624 to 1633 under the direction of Barberini pope Urban VIII. It is 95.1 ft (29 m) high. St Peter Basilica
  • 21. The spiral columns derive their shapes from the columns in the original Basilica built by Constantine, and legend had it that they came from Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. St Peter Basilica
  • 22. Baldachin in forefront, High Altar in background, and St. Hellene’s sculpture at right side. St Peter Basilica
  • 23. The sculpture representing St. Hellene – close-up. St Peter Basilica
  • 24. The Confessio, a 17th-century sunken chapel honoring the confession of St. Peter that led to his martyrdom on Vatican Hill. St Peter Basilica
  • 25. The bronze statue of St. Peter is attributed to late 13th-century sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio. St Peter Basilica
  • 26. St Peter’s tomb is behind the Niche of the Pallium, the illuminated part seen in this photo. St Peter Basilica
  • 27. Broad view: confessional, baldachin and High Altar St Peter Basilica
  • 28. Mass office by John Paul II St Peter Basilica
  • 29. View into the right transept from the gallery of the central dome St Peter Basilica
  • 30. A dove representing the Holy Spirit inside a golden sunburst under the canopy of Bernini's, and the interior of Michelangelo’s cupola. St Peter Basilica
  • 31. The dome of St. Peter's was designed by Michelangelo, who became chief architect in 1546. St Peter Basilica
  • 32. Michelangelo’s dome - interior St Peter Basilica
  • 33. Entrance to the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament St Peter Basilica
  • 34. Blessed Sacrament Chapel - This splendid and solemn chapel is an artistic gem, decorated by Bernini. But what concerns devotes here is this’the best place to pray, and this chapel has been described as "the very soul of the Basilica".very soul of the Basilica". St Peter Basilica
  • 35. Ceiling in the tribune at the west end St Peter Basilica
  • 36. top of arch St Peter Basilica
  • 37. Stuart Monument detail - Antonio Canova, 1817-1819 St Peter Basilica
  • 38. Chapel of St. Basil the Great - The mosaic replaced the first painting of St Basil, which was made by Girolamo Muziano St Peter Basilica
  • 39. The most famous and known Pietà of Michelangelo St Peter Basilica
  • 40. …heading to a Council or, who knows, a Conclave. St Peter Basilica
  • 41. The tomb of Pope Alexander VII, by Gianlorenzo Bernini – 1671- 1678. Below, there is a real door symbolizing the Gate of Death. St Peter Basilica
  • 42. Detail of lion on the Tomb of Pope Clement XIII by Antonio Canova St Peter Basilica
  • 43. Pope Innocentius statue St Peter Basilica
  • 44. Statue of Charlemagne -1725, Agostino Cornacchini St Peter Basilica
  • 45. Impressive from its solemnity look and silence, the Crypt at the Basilica’s underground, is where is the majority of deceased Popes sarcophagus. St Peter Basilica
  • 46. Papal tomb in the crypt St Peter Basilica
  • 47. After being declared Blessed, the body of Pope John XXIII was brought up from the crypt and placed under the St. Jerome’s Altar, which has become a popular devotion site ever since. St Peter Basilica
  • 48. The last chapel contains the baptismal font. The mosaic in the baptistry shows the Baptism of Christ. St Peter Basilica
  • 49. John Paul II lies in State St Peter Basilica
  • 50. Polish mourners at the funeral of the Poland-born Pope John Paul II St Peter Basilica
  • 51. The Tomb of John Paul II has become the main reason many people visit St Peter's. St Peter Basilica
  • 52. ...and it’s in this Holy place for Catholic religion that rests forever the remains from St. Peter to John Paul II… St Peter Basilica
  • 53. Photo imagery – from Internet, with credits to authors, or from Wikipedia’s site www.wikipedia.org Music – Mozart - Requiem, k626 – Lacrimosa Research, compilation and format : Delza Dias Ferreira delzadfer@hotmail.com Colaboration and English version : Flavio Musa de Freitas Guimarães Brazil – São Paulo – May 2008
  • 54. The end