The dome designed by Michelangelo is magnificent. Although he was 71 years old at the time, his great works showed his extraordinary artistic charm. The dome of the church with a century-old history is now one of the symbols of Rome.
Just above the bronze canopy, is the commanding height of Rome-Michelangelo's dome! This is the third largest dome in the world, the Pantheon is 43.3 meters, the Florence Cathedral is 43.7 meters, and the Basilica of St. Peter is 42 meters. Michelangelo was 71 years old when he received the assignment, and he was definitely an advanced age in that era; when he passed away in 1564, the dome had actually only completed the base, and later architects completed it based on Master Mi’s manuscript. Engineering behind. Therefore, this great building still belongs to Master Mi!
To get to the Vatican, you must go to the dome of the cathedral. To climb the dome, you must take the elevator to the dome of the cathedral. You need to buy tickets and wait in line for an hour or more when there are many people. After getting off the elevator, you have to climb more than 300 steps in the cracks of the dome to reach the dome. From the dome, you can overlook the city of Rome in 360 degrees, and you can see the whole picture of St. Peter's Square.
The dome of St. Peter’s Cathedral is very famous. There is a sedan chair made of wood underneath. The decoration is very beautiful. There are many people lining up to take pictures. There are many exquisite carvings on the dome. Some parts of St. Peter’s Cathedral are open. Some parts are enclosed!
St. Peter's Basilica is indeed the world's first cathedral. The central dome was designed by Michelangelo. It has a double structure and a bright interior. Under the dome is the altar of the Pope, covered with a bronze canopy created by Bernini. The unique shape of the twisted thick cylinder is very eye-catching. The tomb of Saint Peter is in the chapel below. Kneeling in front of the tomb is a statue of Pope Yoo VI made by the neoclassical sculptor Canoba. There are pigeons made of stained glass on the upper part of the inside, and the huge "St. Peter's Chair" made by Bernini is decorated underneath. On the left in front is the entrance of the Treasure Hall. Those luxurious sacramental utensils show the power of the Vatican.