St. Peter's cathedral and basilica
By: Tim knippa
There are 10 facts about the cathedral. 1. The current Basilica is actually St. Peter's Basilica #2. 2. There are 100+ tombs at St. Peter's, which includes 91 popes, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and Swedish Queen Christina who abdicated the throne to convert to Catholicism. 3. Michelangelo's PietÃ is located at St. Peter's and has been the source of much abuse over the years. 4. There's a door that is only opened for holy years "“ it's called, appropriately, the Holy Door. 5. The top of the colonnade in the square outside contains 140 statues of various saints. 6. Bernini finished the 96-foot-tall baldacchino (the canopy-like thing over the altar) in 1633 and it's the epitome of opulence, which it was heavily criticized for at the time. 7. Climbing to the top of Michelangelo's dome will add 491 stairs to your exercise log. 8. The Scavi is the Vatican Necropolis. 9. There's a bronze statue of St. Peter thought to have been made by Arnolfo di Cambio in the 13th century, although that's something that's often disputed by art historians and scholars who think it was cast as early as the fifth century. 10. I seem to remember this enduring rumor that there were portraits of every Pope in gilded frames somewhere at St. Peter's including empty frames for the upcoming Popes. How the Vatican knew how many empty frames to include was always a mystery, and so the speculation began that they knew the apocalypse was going to happen during a certain Pope's reign and therefore only provided the exact number of empty portrait frames that would be needed through that time frame.
As the process of the cathedral was reaching its final days of building, it was finally done.
When the building was finished the builders put the statues inside of the cathedral and made them in wonderful places. The cathedral was a great work of art and was built for affection for St. Peter. even though it took years to build, it was still a great building, but the builders worked their body to build it and was a successful building to create. And even though it need a lot of hard work, the workers made a very bautiful church and the basillica was the first ever made. And so, the St. Peter's cathedral was built in a great palce, became a monument, and was a beautiful and successful and was a great building and made St. Peter live on.