St. Peter's Basilica and 45 more things to do & see

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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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    Tomb of Pope Alexander VII
    Sculpture designed by Gianlorenzo Bernini

    The Tomb of Pope Alexander VII is a sculptural monument designed and partially executed by the Italian artist Gianlorenzo Bernini. It is located in the south transept of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. The piece was commissioned by Pope Alexander VII himself. However, construction of the monument didn't…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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    St. Peter's Baldachin
    Sculptural monument by Gianlorenzo Bernini

    St. Peter's Baldachin is a large Baroque sculpted bronze canopy, technically called a ciborium or baldachin, over the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave surrounded by Rome, Italy. The baldachin is at the center of the crossing, and directly under the dome…Read more

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    Pietà (Michelangelo)
    Sculpture by Michelangelo

    The Pietà is a work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. It is the first of a number of works of the same theme by the artist. The statue was commissioned for the French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères, who was a…Read more

  • Make your way 0.00 miles to Saint Peter's tomb
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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

  • Make your way 0.06 miles to The Last Judgment (Michelangelo)
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    The Last Judgment (Michelangelo)
    Fresco by Michelangelo

    The Last Judgment is a fresco by the Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo covering the whole altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. It is a depiction of the Second Coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity. The souls of humans…Read more

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Sistine Chapel
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    Sistine Chapel
    Chapel in the Apostolic Palace

    The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna , the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served…Read more

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Sala Regia (Vatican)
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    Sala Regia (Vatican)
    State hall in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City.

    The Sala Regia is a state hall in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.…Read more

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Scala Regia (Vatican)
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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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    The Vision of Constantine (Bernini)
    Statue by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

    The Vision of Constantine is an equestrian sculpture by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, located in the Scala Regia by St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Originally commissioned as a free standing work of art within St. Peter's itself, the sculpture was finally unveiled in 1670 as an integral…Read more

  • Make your way 0.04 miles to Collection of Modern Religious Art, Vatican Museums
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    Collection of Modern Religious Art, Vatican Museums

    The Collection of Modern Religious Art of the Vatican Museums is a collection of paintings, graphic art and sculptures. It occupies 55 rooms: the Borgia Apartment on the first floor of the Apostolic Palace, the two floors of the Salette Borgia, a series of rooms below the Sistine…Read more

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Niccoline Chapel
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    Niccoline Chapel
    Chapel

    The Niccoline Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. It is especially notable for its fresco paintings by Fra Angelico and his assistants, who may have executed much of the actual work. The name is derived from its patron, Pope Nicholas V, who…Read more

  • Make your way 0.05 miles to Laocoön and His Sons
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    Laocoön and His Sons
    Sculpture

    The statue of Laocoön and His Sons, also called the Laocoön Group , has been one of the most famous ancient sculptures ever since it was excavated in Rome in 1506 and placed on public display in the Vatican, where it remains. It is very likely the same statue…Read more

  • Make your way 0.04 miles to Vatican Secret Archives
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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

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Vatican Library
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    Vatican Library
    Library of the Holy See

    The Vatican Apostolic Library , more commonly known as the Vatican Library or informally as the Vat, is the library of the Holy See, located in Vatican City. Formally established in 1475, although it is much older, it is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one…Read more

  • Make your way 0.03 miles to Gregorian Tower
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    Gregorian Tower
    Tower in Vatican City

    The Gregorian Tower or Tower of the Winds is a square tower and early modern observatory located above the Gallery of Maps, which connects the Villa Belvedere with the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. The tower was built between 1578 and 1580 to a design by…Read more

  • Make your way 0.09 miles to Vatican Museums
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    Vatican Museums
    Art museum in Vatican City

    The Vatican Museums are Christian art museums located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The museums…Read more

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    Charity with Four Children
    Terracotta sculpture by Bernini

    Charity with Four Children is a sculpture by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Executed between 1627 and 1628, the work is housed in the Vatican Museums in Vatican City. The small terracotta sculpture represents Charity breast-feeding a child, with three other children playing. There is an imprint of the…Read more

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    Fontana della Pigna

    The Fontana della Pigna or simply Pigna is a former Roman fountain which now decorates a vast niche in the wall of the Vatican facing the Cortile della Pigna, located in Vatican City, in Rome, Italy.…Read more

  • Make your way 0.03 miles to Pio Cristiano Museum
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    Pio Cristiano Museum

    The Pio Cristiano Museum is one of the Vatican Museums. It houses various works of Christian antiquity.…Read more

  • Make your way 0.07 miles to Venus Felix (sculpture)
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    Venus Felix (sculpture)

    The Venus Felix is a sculpture of Venus and her son Cupid which dates back to the 2nd-century AD. It was dedicated by Sallustia and Helpidus to Venus Felix. Its head resembles Faustina the Younger. It is now held at the Pius-Clementine museum of the Vatican Museums, Rome, and is…Read more

  • Make your way 0.18 miles to Casina Pio IV
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    Casina Pio IV
    Seat of the Pontificial Academy of Sciences

    The Casina Pio IV is a patrician villa in Vatican City which is now home to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. The predecessor of the present complex structure was begun in the spring of 1558…Read more

  • Make your way 0.08 miles to Mater Ecclesiae Monastery
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    Mater Ecclesiae Monastery
    Monastery in Vatican City

    The Mater Ecclesiae Monastery is a monastery located inside Vatican City. It was founded around 1990 by Pope John Paul II as a monastery for cloistered nuns. In 2013, after his resignation, it became the residence of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.…Read more

  • Make your way 0.06 miles to Gardens of Vatican City
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    Gardens of Vatican City
    Private urban gardens and parks in Vatican City

    The Gardens of Vatican City , also informally known as the Vatican Gardens in Vatican City, are private urban gardens and parks which cover more than half of the country, located in the west of the territory and owned by the Pope. There are some buildings, such as Radio…Read more

  • Make your way 0.06 miles to Governor's Palace, Vatican
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    Governor's Palace, Vatican
    Architectural structure in Vatican City

    The Governor's Palace is the seat of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State. The palace is located in the Vatican Gardens behind St. Peter's Basilica.…Read more

  • Make your way 0.05 miles to Santo Stefano degli Abissini
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    Santo Stefano degli Abissini
    Church

    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

  • Make your way 0.11 miles to Domus Sanctae Marthae
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    Domus Sanctae Marthae
    Guest house in Vatican City

    The Domus Sanctae Marthae is a building adjacent to St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Completed in 1996, during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, it is named after Martha of Bethany, who was a sibling to Mary and Lazarus of Bethany. The building functions as a guest…Read more

  • Make your way 0.08 miles to Collegio Teutonico
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    Collegio Teutonico

    The Collegio Teutonico , historically often referred to by its Latin name Collegium Germanicum, is one of the Pontifical Colleges of Rome. It was established in 1399 and maintained at the Vatican for the education of future ecclesiastics of the Catholic Church of German nationality. The German College is now…Read more

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Santa Maria della Pietà in Camposanto dei Teutonici
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    Santa Maria della Pietà in Camposanto dei Teutonici
    Church

    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

  • Make your way 0.07 miles to Palace of the Holy Office
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    Palace of the Holy Office
    Building in Rome, Italy

    The Palace of the Holy Office is a building in Rome which is an extraterritorial property of Vatican City. It houses the curial Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.…Read more

  • Make your way 0.09 miles to St. Peter's Square
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    St. Peter's Square
    Plaza in Vatican City

    St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo. Both the square and the basilica are named after Saint Peter, an apostle of Jesus considered…Read more

  • Make your way 0.08 miles to Santi Martino e Sebastiano degli Svizzeri
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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

  • Make your way 0.02 miles to Papal Apartments
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    Papal Apartments

    The Papal apartments is the non-official designation for the collection of apartments, which are private, state, and religious, that wrap around a courtyard on two sides of the third floor of the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.…Read more

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    Apostolic Palace
    Official residence of the Pope in Vatican City

    The Apostolic Palace is the official residence of the pope, the head of the Catholic Church, located in Vatican City. It is also known as the Papal Palace, the Palace of the Vatican and the Vatican Palace. The Vatican itself refers to the building as the Palace of Sixtus…Read more

  • Make your way 0.04 miles to Porta San Pellegrino
  • Porta San Pellegrino
    Gate in Vatican City

    Porta San Pellegrino is a gate in the outer wall of Vatican City. It is located beside Bernini's Colonnade and the small Vatican post; it is also known as Porta Viridaria. The gate was rebuilt by Pope Alexander VI in 1492 and his arms are at the top of the…Read more

  • Make your way 0.05 miles to Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri
  • 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

  • Make your way 0.06 miles to San Pellegrino in Vaticano
  • 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

  • Make your way 0.47 miles to Grotta di Lourdes
  • Grotta di Lourdes

    Grotta di Lourdes is an artificial cave in the Vatican gardens. It was built in 1902–5 and is a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France. The context of building this grotto is the vision of the Madonna that a young girl, Bernadette Soubirous, experienced 18 times. Prior to…Read more

  • Make your way 0.09 miles to Saint John's Tower (Vatican City)
  • Saint John's Tower (Vatican City)
    Building in Vatican City

    Saint John's Tower is a round structure located on a hilltop in the westernmost tip of Vatican City, near Vatican Radio and overlooking the Vatican Gardens. The Medieval tower is located along an ancient wall built by Pope Nicholas III, but it fell into disuse at the…Read more

  • Make your way 0.03 miles to Porta Pertusa
  • Porta Pertusa
    Building in Rome, Italy

    Porta Pertusa is one of the gates of the Leonine Wall in Rome .…Read more

  • Make your way 0.26 miles to San Gregorio VII
  • 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

  • Make your way 0.24 miles to Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci fuori Porta Cavalleggeri
  • 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

  • Make your way 1.21 miles to San Pio V a Villa Carpegna
  • San Pio V a Villa Carpegna
    Church building in Rome, Italy

    San Pio V a Villa Carpegna is a Titular Church in the Roman Catholic Church. It was established on March 5, 1973, by Pope Paul VI for Cardinal-Deacon. The title was previously raised pro hac vice after José Tomás Sánchez † was installed cardinal-priest in 2002, ten years after serving…Read more

  • Make your way 0.47 miles to De La Salle Brothers
  • De La Salle Brothers
    Roman Catholic religious teaching congregation

    The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is a Catholic religious teaching congregation, founded in France by a priest named Jean-Baptiste de La Salle , and now based in Rome. The Brothers use the post-nominal abbreviation FSC to denote their membership of the order, and the honorific…Read more

  • Make your way 0.16 miles to Pontificio Collegio Filippino
  • Pontificio Collegio Filippino
    Seminary

    Pontificio Collegio Filippino , officially Pontificio Collegio Seminario de Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje , is a college for diocesan priests from the Philippines studying at pontifical universities in Rome, Italy. It was formally established as an institution with pontifical rights by Pope John XXIII on June…Read more

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