Top attractions of
Vatican City

Top attractions of
Vatican City

Vatican City
THE SEAT OF THE POPE

What and where is Vatican City?
There’s a city at the heart of Rome that is small in size but not in stature. Vatican City.
It is the center of the Catholic faith and the seat of the pope: The home of the Catholic Church. But did you realise that Vatican City is also a place of pilgrimage for art lovers? The Vatican Museums house some of the most important collections in the world!

There’s so much to see here that you really won’t want to miss out on. That’s why I’ve gathered together some useful information for you right here. This should help you feel a bit more prepared ahead of your exciting adventure in Vatican City!

Some of the sights associated with the Vatican are actually spread across Rome, but I’ve included them in this list for you too.

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PETER'S PRISON

This prison near the Roman Forum is where Saint Peter was imprisoned and – according to the legend – released by an angel.

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PETER'S SQUARE

Saint Peter’s Square is one of the largest plazas in the world. But would you expect any less from the square in front of the largest church in the world?

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CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

Castel Sant’Angelo may not actually be located in Vatican City, but it has close links to it. So close that there’s a secret passage between the two...

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ST. PETERS DOME

Have you been dreaming of climbing the dome at Saint Peter’s Basilica? And not even the steep steps can put you off? Read all about my own experience!

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ARCHBASILICA: LATERAN

The Archbasilica of St John Lateran serves as the seat of the Bishop in Rome and has extraterritorial status because it belongs to the Holy See.

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VATICAN MUSEUMS

7 kilometers of art! Raphael’s Rooms and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel are must-see highlights, next to beautiful ancient sculptures!

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St. PETERS CATHEDRAL

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