This is a book for travellers and the curious. Javier Martínez-Brocal offers us an unforgettable visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and a tour through his characters and exploits.
We find ourselves in the 16thcentury. For 150 years, an unprecedented number of artists have gathered at the Vatican. The objective? To build the largest church in Christendom. Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini, Borromini... An indisputable masterpiece that cannot be explained solely through its artistic techniques, because in Saint Peter’s nothing is there by chance: behind every statue and ornament there is an incredible story, a hidden anecdote or a mystery to discover.