Friday, November 25, 2011

Saint Peter's in Chains

Saint Peter's in Chains

Saint Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) is a minor basilica in Rome first built in the 5th century to house the chains that bound St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Jerusalem. It was most recently renovated in the 18th century.

Michelangelo's statue of Moses is probably the most noteworthy piece of art in this church, though the paintings on the high ceiling, over the alter and in the chapel are very beautiful. This was the fifth church that I photographed that day and didn't take very many photos because of the crowds of people touring that church.

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