St Peter's Basilica, Rome: the main facade and steps

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RIBApix ref no RIBA113108
Architect/DesignerBernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
Bramante, Donato (1444-1514)
Maderno, Carlo (1556-1629)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Sangallo, Antonio da, il Giovane (1484-1546)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
Subject Date1667
Image Date1970
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/208
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction of the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano began in 1506 under Donato Bramante. Work continued under the direction of leading architects of the time and the body of the church was completed by1626. The main facade is by Carlo Maderno.

Subject tags

stairs, cathedrals, pediments