St. Peter’s Basilica is the world’s largest Christian church, is the heart and the spirit of the Vatican and one of the main centers of the Catholic faith. The Basilica is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Rome not least due to the fact that the great masters Raphael and Michelangelo worked on it.
The Basilica is visited annually by millions of people from all over the world, so the queue for entrance is quite impressive. When planning a visit to this temple it is advisable to have a bottle of drinking water with you, especially if you want to climb the dome, with a magnificent view of the Eternal City. The height of the famous dome of St. Peter reaches 114 m, so Rome is just spread before your eyes. From here you can also see the cathedral itself and its dome. Being a true work of art, it is replete with decorative details, in particular with mosaics, sculptures, and reliefs. The interior of the Cathedral is incredibly rich in details as well. With this abundabce of details you can truly enjoy and appreciate it perhaps only with the help of a guide who would tell you about the most fascinating facts from the history of the cathedral.
Visitors can pray under the majestic arches since masses held here regularly. Information about the services is available on the official site of the Vatican http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html