St Peter's Basilica, St Peter's Square, Rome

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RIBApix ref no RIBA45078
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/PhotographerBissell, Gerhard
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1667
Image Date2008
ViewExterior
StyleBaroque
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceRIBA45078
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Gerhard Bissell / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Construction on 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 by 1626. The Piazza San Pietro is partly enclosed by two semi-circular colonnades, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1656-1667.

Subject tags

churches, sculpture, domes, columns