Live Webcam Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Live webcam shows the dome of Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
Saint Peter’s Basilica is the largest historic Christian church, the main Catholic cathedral in the world, as well as the largest structure in the Vatican City. The cathedral is the ceremonial center of the Roman Catholic Church, the main one of the seven pilgrimage basilicas of Rome and one of the 4 great Rome’s Papal Basilicas. The construction of the cathedral was underway almost 120 years from 1506 to 1626 by the design of such great Italian architects as Michelangelo, Donato Bramante, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Carlo Maderno, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and others. The total area of the cathedral is 22,067 m², its length is 220 m, width is 114.69 m, and height is 136.6 m. The capacity of St. Peter’s Cathedral is about 15,000 people, while the capacity of St. Peter’s Square in front of the cathedral is about 60 thousand human. The interior decoration of the cathedral is stunning with its huge size and richness, combining elements of Renaissance and Baroque styles. The dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral is the tallest in the world with the height 136.5 m from the floor of the basilica to the top of the cross, that crowns the cathedral. The inner diameter of the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica is 41.4 m.