Top 12 Church Sights in Vatican City, Holy See

    Start your walk at St. Peter's Basilica
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    St. Peter's Basilica
    Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City

    St. Peter's is a church built in the Renaissance style located in the Vatican City west of the River Tiber and near the Janiculum Hill and Hadrian's Mausoleum. Its central dome dominates the skyline of Rome. The basilica is approached via St. Peter's Square, a forecourt in two sections, both … Read more

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    Vatican Secret Archives
    Vatican archives of acts promulgated by the Holy See

    The Vatican Secret Archives is the central repository in the Vatican City for all of the acts promulgated by the Holy See. The pope, as Sovereign of Vatican City, owns the archives until his death or resignation, with ownership passing to his successor. The archives also contain the state…Read more

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    Saint Peter's tomb
    Site under St. Peter's Basilica to memorialize the location of St. Peter's grave

    Saint Peter's tomb is a site under St. Peter's Basilica that includes several graves and a structure said by Vatican authorities to have been built to memorialize the location of Saint Peter's grave. St. Peter's tomb is near the west end of a complex of mausoleums that date between…Read more

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    Chair of Saint Peter

    The Chair of Saint Peter , also known as the Throne of Saint Peter, is a relic conserved in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the sovereign enclave of the Pope inside Rome, Italy. The relic is a wooden throne that tradition claims the Apostle Saint Peter, the leader…Read more

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    Scala Regia (Vatican)
    Staircase in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

    Scala Regia is a flight of steps in the Vatican City and is part of the formal entrance to the Vatican. It was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.…Read more

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    Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri
    Parish church of Vatican City

    The Church of Saint Anne in the Vatican , known as Sant'Anna de' Parafrenieri , is a Roman Catholic parish church dedicated to Saint Anne in Vatican City. The church is the parish church of the State of Vatican City and is placed under the jurisdiction of the Vicariate of…Read more

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    Santa Maria della Pietà in Camposanto dei Teutonici

    The Church of Our Lady of Mercy in the Teutonic Cemetery is a Roman Catholic church in the rione Borgo of Rome, Italy. The building lies near the Vatican City, is attached and adjacent to the Collegio Teutonico, the German Teutonic Cemetery in the Vatican City. The site belonged…Read more

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    San Gregorio VII
    Church building in Rome, Italy

    The Church of Saint Gregory VII is a Roman Catholic parish church on the Via del Cottolengo in Rome dedicated to Saint Gregory VII. It was built by Mario Paniconi and Giulio Pediconi from 1960 to 1961, to serve a parish erected by Pope Pius XII in…Read more

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    San Pellegrino in Vaticano

    The Church of San Pellegrino in Vaticano is an ancient Roman Catholic oratory in the Vatican City, located on the Via dei Pellegrini. The church is dedicated to Saint Peregrine of Auxerre, a Roman priest appointed by Pope Sixtus II who had suffered martyrdom in Gaul in the…Read more

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    Santo Stefano degli Abissini

    St Stephen of the Abyssinians is an Ethiopian Catholic church located in Vatican City. The church dedicated to Stephen the Protomartyr is the national church of Ethiopia. The liturgy is celebrated according to the Alexandrian rite of the Ethiopian Catholic Church. It is one of the only standing structures…Read more

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    Santi Martino e Sebastiano degli Svizzeri

    The Church of Saints Martin and Sebastian of the Swiss is a Roman Catholic oratory in Vatican City. The church was built by Pope Pius V in 1568 to serve as private chapel for the Pontifical Swiss Guards, whose barracks are located next to Porta San Pellegrino, close…Read more

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    Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri
    Church in Rome

    Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri , is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic parish and titular church located at Piazza di Santa Maria alle Fornaci, south of Vatican City and north of the San Pietro train station in the Aurelio quarter. It was made a cardinalate deaconry…Read more

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