Visit St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City at your own pace and in total autonomy without compromising in informativity thanks to the innovative POPGuide app for smartphones and tablets. The app uses advanced mobile technologies to bring to your devices custom itineraries and a rich variety of historical information and curiosities on the basilica's main features. POPGuide app includes multilingual audio guides and constantly updated information.
Following the POPGuide app's instructions, visitors will immerse themselves in an art and spiritual journey through the naves, chapels, and dome of this majestic religious complex. Behind its spectacular construction hide many world's art masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's Pietà. Believers will also have the opportunity to pray on the Tomb of St. Peter and other popes in the Vatican Grottoes, as an highlight of their pilgrimage to Rome.
Considered the largest Catholic church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica was originally founded around 320 AD under Emperor Constantine's request on Vatican hill, near the place where Peter, Jesus' first apostle, was crucified. The current basilica, built in the 16th century on its previous site, is an unrivaled Renaissance monument thanks to the contribution of Michelangelo, Bernini, Bramante, Maderno, and other artistic geniuses of the period. The roots of St. Peter's cathedral, however, remain unchanged: the papal altar still stands on the place of Peter's burial, as symbol of the Church's ancient mission that is renewed day after day.