EUROPE-VATICAN CITY

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

From 'Explore worldwide' 1999,'http://www.greatbuildings.com',The world atlas of architecture/J.J.Norwich 1988, 'The Vatican' Scala 1984,

  

St Peter's Basilica/Basilica di San Pietro
    
Vatican City


 
 

 St. Peter's square and Basilica.
Architect by Giacomo della Porta With Michelangelo. Built in 1546-64 and 1590. building type is church, construction system is bearing masonry. Climate is mediterranean urban of Italian Renaissance style-"New St. Peter's' or 'San Pietro'. centralized dome plan-Renaissance.

 

St.Peter's Chair & Interior
    
Vatican City




 Designe by Bernini in St.Peter's Basilica.

  

St Peter's Basilica Courtyard
   Vatican City

 

 

Piazza of St.Peter's
   Vatican City

 



 Architect by Bernini at Vatican City, surrounded by Rome in 1656-67 for outdoor plaza, urban open space. Construction system is bearing masonry, cut stone and mediterranean urban of Baroque Neoclassical style. Space defined by curving colonnades. elliptical with central obelisk.

 

Papal's Residence
  
 Vatican City

 

 

Biblioteca Vaticana
    Vatican City

 

Museum
   
 Vatican City

 



 North side of the medieval palace, Sala Ducalo/architect by Antonio da Sangallo in 16th century.

  

Wall on the Westside
    Vatican City



 Behind the wall is the Torrione di San Giovanni, part of the old medieval walls.