Monday, August 11, 2008

VATICAN: the HOLY SEE



Vatican is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. At approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and with a population of around 800, it is the smallest independent state in the world by both population and area.


Last December 2007,i visited this place for the first time and i want to share some of the pictures that i took at St. Peter's Basilica....

St. Peter's Basilica (Italian San Pietro in Vaticano) is a major basilica in Vatican City, an enclave of Rome. St. Peter's was until recently the largest church ever built (it covers an area of 23,000 m² and has a capacity of over 60,000), and it remains one of the holiest sites in Christendom.
Ancient tradition has it that St. Peter's Basilica was built at the place where Peter, the apostle who is considered the first pope, was crucified and buried; his tomb is under the main altar. Other popes are also buried in and below the basilica. Contrary to what one might reasonably assume, St. Peter's is not a cathedral - the pope's cathedral is St. John Lateran.









14 comments:

leviuqse August 11, 2008 at 3:29 AM  

vatican's ammmaaaazing!

wanna visit there someday

Mom of Four August 11, 2008 at 4:14 AM  

great place to visit. i wish, someday i can just go wherever I want to go..hmmm..17 years from now i guess, when our youngest turns 18, wohooo!! we're free..as for now, got to work for the children, well..my husband does, i just watch all of them..
have a nice day..

faye August 11, 2008 at 8:17 AM  

vatican is my 2nd dream to visit ,,hope i be there soon hehehee...

RONeiluke, RN August 11, 2008 at 11:37 PM  

i never thought vatican was that of a big deal until i stumbled on one of Dan Brown's works-- Angels and Demons...thanks for the pictures! its cool to see them than imagining them..hehe! try reading it! thanks!

gandarynako August 12, 2008 at 9:11 AM  

wow. i loved visiting the vatican. i cried when i passed JPII's sepulchre.

sigh. sayang i wasn't able to visit the sistine chapel; we didn't know it closed so early!

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donya michy August 12, 2008 at 10:00 PM  

hey... i hope that someday i get to see the vatican and visit pope john paul II's tomb and attend a mass celebrated by a pope.

princess August 13, 2008 at 1:45 AM  

wow! you're so lucky. wish i can go there soon.

Tey August 13, 2008 at 6:19 AM  

it is so beautiful, this is one of my wildest dream to visit.. have a great day Richele
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Imelda August 18, 2008 at 4:47 AM  

You have nice shots outside of the vatican.