St. Peter's Basilica Cupola - Vatican City
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 41° 54.136 E 012° 27.309
33T E 288911 N 4642057
Quick Description: The Whispering Gallery of St. Peter's Basilica dome
Location: Vatican City State
Date Posted: 11/15/2011 10:31:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMD3WE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 98

Long Description:
The amazing dome of St. Peter's Basilica, was designed by Michelangelo.
The dome was only completed to the base when he died, and it was later finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590.

The basilica's dome is the world's largest measuring 42m in diameter and reaching 138 meter high.

It is possible to access the upper part of dome, enjoying a view of the interior from the whispering gallery by climb the 320 steps to the top of the dome. In alternative it's possible to use the elevator.

Climbing the Cupola
Hours 8:00 - 18:00 (Apr - Sep) 8:00 - 16:45 (Oct - Mar)
Cost 7 Euros for elevator, 6 Euros for stairs
Estimated Distance: 42m

Whispering Gallery Website: [Web Link]

Other Website: [Web Link]

Photography Prohibited?: yes

Secret Message:
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