St. Peter’s Altar inside Rome's St. Peter’s Basilica is perhaps one of the holiest spots in all of Christendom. The altar, also known as the Papal Altar among devotees, is built over the tomb of St. Peter, martyred in the time of Emperor Nero.
The altar of St. Peter is not complete without mentioning two significant features - The Baldacchino and St. Peter’s Chair, both designed by Bernini.
A. St. Peter's Altar or the Papal Altar is a sacred altar used for Papal Mass and Holy ceremonies.
A. St. Peter's Altar or the Papal Altar is an altar located in the center of St. Peter's Basilica below the dome.
A. Yes. Masses conducted by the Pope take place at the Papal Altar of the Basilica.
A. The Papal Mass takes place on weekdays at 5 PM as well as Sundays and Holy Days throughout the day.
A. St. Peter's Altar was designed by the famous Italian artist, Bernini.
A. St. Peter's Altar is located at the center of the Basilica directly above the Tomb of St. Peter. For this reason it is considered a very sacred area in the Church.
A. Yes. St. Peter's Tomb is located directly below the Papal Altar or St. Peter's Altar.
A. Yes. You can explore the Papal Altar on a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.