St. Peter’s is the seat of Papal power and is located in Vatican City. It was designed at the height of the Renaissance by the famous artist Michelangelo and has the tallest dome in the world, measuring more than 136 meters. It has become one of the most popular tourist sites in Europe, and is the largest church in the world, with an internal area of 15160 square meters that stretches over 186 meters in length.
The largest Basilica of Christianity has a capacity of 60,000 people and there are many architects who have worked on its design including Donato Bramante, Raphael, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Michelangelo, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Giacomo Della Porta, Carlo Maderno, and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. One of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture is considered to be the holiest Catholic shrines and “greatest of all churches of Christendom”.