St. Peter's Basilica was constructed between 1506 and 1626. The dome was designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti and the facade was done by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini. St. Peter's Square is a magnificent square designed in the 17th Century by Bernini. The open area is large enough to accommodate thousands of people.|
St. Peter's Basilica houses numerous treasures, including Michaelangelo's Pieta, a bronze statue of St. Peter and numerous marble and gold statues throughout the basilica.