St. Peter’s Basilica
Where St. peter's basilica was built
The church is built on Vatican Hill, across the Tiber river from the historic center of Rome. The location is highly symbolic: this was the site where Saint Peter, the chief apostle, died a martyr and where he was buried in 64 AD.
Significance of St. Peter's Basilica
This was the site of St. Peter, who died, Director apostle martyr and where he was buried in 64 AD. The St. Peter the first Pope, so it was logical optimized for the papacy to the construction of the main shrine of the Catholic Church here.