Saint Peter's Basilica

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Saint Peter's Basilica

One of the most recognized works of Renaissance architecture, St. Peter's Basilica is one of the world's largest churches in existence. It is also viewed as one of the holiest Catholic sites, as well as the burial site of Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Constuction of the church began on April 18, 1506, and was finished on November 18, 1626.

5 Themes of St. Peter's Basilica/Vatican City

1. Location2. Place 3. Region4. Movement5. Human- Environment Interaction

1. Location: Absolute- 41.9022 degrees N, 12.4533 degrees E; Relative-south of Cortile del Belvedere.2. Place: Vatican City, partly surrounded by walls and stretches into St. Peter's Square.3. Region: smallest sovereign state, holds large collection of art, religious artifacts, and traditions.4. Movement: Railroad stations, majority walking, no airports or highways.5. Human-Environment Interaction: humans interact within the walls of the city, and the resources within them.

Description of each Theme of Geography

The Geographical Significance of St. Peter's BasilicaBased upon the 5 themes of Geography, St. Peter's Basilica is an iconic figure from a social and cultural standpoint. It is a symbol that represents religion, history, and the works of men thousands of years ago. St. Peter's Basilica and Geography go hand in hand, just like Time Square in New York City, because of the way that humans interact with these infrastructures over time.

St. Peter's Basilica: A Geographer's Perspective

Brief History

5 Themes of Geography

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