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St. Peter’s Basilica (Italian: San Pietro in Vaticano), also called the New St. Peter’s Basilica is perhaps the most famous basilica of all located in Vatican City, an enclave of Rome. The Basilica was erected on the traditional site where St. Peter the apostle, whom is also considered the first Pope, was crucified and buried. The tomb of St. Peter is located under the main altar. The edifice - known as the church of the popes is a major Catholic Holy Land tour site, and the final resting place for many Popes.