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The top 39 attractions in Vatican City

Squares in Ciudad del Vaticano
St. Peter's Square
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Despite the hundreds of times you've seen in on TV or in photos, you have to see it first-hand to truly appreciate the magnitude a
Cathedrals in Ciudad del Vaticano
St. Peter's Basilica
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With its staggering dimensions and finishing touches by Bernini, the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica represents a perfect combinati
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Museums in Ciudad del Vaticano
Vatican Museums
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Visit with your eyes wide open and legs well rested, that’s the only advice I have! You'll doubtlessly be wanting to visit the Sis
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Of Cultural Interest in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Vatican
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It really is remarkable that within the same city there is another state like the Vatican, a very different world but similarly re
Churches in Ciudad del Vaticano
Sistine Chapel
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The Sistine Chapel is one of the treasures of the Vatican, and it is home a grand fresco by the king of Renaissance painting: Mich
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Historical Monuments in Ciudad del Vaticano
Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica
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After waiting in line for an hour we were able to enter the Vatican. I was not very keen on paying, but hey, it was worth it. I wi
Museums in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Bramante Staircase
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D'Angelo Donato Bramante designed the new St. Peter's Basilica, which links the Vatican museums. It is composed of minuscule steps
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Statues in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Pietà (Michelangelo)
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Cardinal Jean Bilhere hired Michelangelo to make "the most beautiful work of marble in Rome." Making comparisons is always tough b
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Of Cultural Interest in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Swiss Guard at the Vatican
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The Vatican City is a state, and as such, has its own security force. The task of the Swiss Guard is the protection of the Pope, a
Museums in Ciudad del Vaticano
Papal tombs in Old St. Peter's Basilica
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One of the most spiritual and mystical places to visit in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is by the beginning of the entr
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Historical Monuments in Ciudad del Vaticano
St. Peter's Baldachin
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In the apse of St. Peter's Basilica is the monument the Chair of St. Peter, designed by Bernini in his maturity. It was made in th
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Historical Monuments in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Vatican Obelisk
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This obelisk dominates the Plaza de San Pedro. It was placed under the command of Pope Sixtus V in the sixteenth century. It is a
Of Cultural Interest in Ciudad del Vaticano
Vatican Library
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The Sistine Hall was the old reading room of the Vatican Library and was founded by Pope Nicholas V in 1450. Its 2 buildings, 70 m
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Gardens in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Vatican Gardens
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To visit these gardens you have to book by fax at least 1 week in advance but it's worth doing so to see the French flowers, the I
Of Cultural Interest in Ciudad del Vaticano
Cartographic Maps Gallery
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When visiting the Vatican Museums we passed by the Cartographic Maps Gallery. It's named for the 40 maps frescoed on the walls rep
Statues in Ciudad del Vaticano
Laocoonte and His Sons Sculptural Group
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The museum was created by popes Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799) to gather the most important Greek masterpieces pr
Museums in Ciudad del Vaticano
Pio Clementino Museum
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This museum was created by popes Clement XIV (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799) to gather the most important Greek masterpieces p
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Historical Monuments in Ciudad del Vaticano
The Borgia Apartments
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In the Vatican Museums, one can visit the Borgia Apartment. This apartment is the quietest wing, established by Pope Alexander VI
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