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The huge Christian cathedral constructed in honor of the apostle Peter on a place of its martyr death in which its relics rest.
It is constructed by the Christian emperor Constantine the Great in 326.
Staid 11 centuries and since the 15th century reorganization of a cathedral began.
The father Yuli II started building shape of a cathedral which we see today.
He invited for work on the project of the ingenious architect Donat Bramante and in 1506 the project of a cathedral which had to eclipse on greatness, beauty and the sizes all existing pagan and Christian temples was approved.
All great architects and painters of Italy participated in construction of a cathedral for more than 100 years: Bramante, Raphael Santi, Peruzzi, Antonio de Sangallo, Michelangelo, Bernini, Giacomo della of Port, Vinyoll, Carlo Moderna. I designed the square in front of a cathedral and I constructed too Bernini.
The cathedral has 33 side-altars. In the central side-altar under a magnificent ciborium of work of Bernini there is the main throne under which relics of the apostle Peter rest.
Other side-altars are devoted to events of terrestrial life of Lord Jesus. Side-altars in honor of icons of the Mother of God - Skoropomoshnitsa, Ostrobramskaya, Chenstokhovsky.
Side-altars in honor of apostles and prelates.
Side-altars are decorated with magnificent mosaics, columns, sculptures.
To the right of an entrance to a cathedral there is a Pieta side-altar - great Michelangelo's creation.
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