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Beneath the main floor of St. Peter's Basilica are the tombs of several...

Beneath the main floor of St. Peter's Basilica are the tombs of several popes and saints.

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Vatican Grottoes

A very interesting excursion to this area. The final resting place of many popes over the centuries. It is a very peaceful and serene walk past the remains of the popes who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Coquitlam, Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting excursion to this area. The final resting place of many popes over the centuries. It is a very peaceful and serene walk past the remains of the popes who presided over the catholic church. Beautiful carved tombs. A chance to visit the altar of St. Peter and to exit this area via the stairs that end up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

servants of the catholic church lay there . It is a solemn and revered place. People need to respect that..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is an amazing display of ancient tombs .So beautiful and quiet here , We spent a lot of time looking at as of this as we could. Amazing sculptures .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Truly remarkable place. Lots of interesting stuff, and graves. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take pictures

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to visit whilst visiting the basilica. The entrance is inside the Basilica blink and you will miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

You simply must do this. Surprisingly quiet and a peaceful place to visit. Huge sense of the history and longevity of the Vatican. Massive recommendation from me.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Under the Vatican, outside steps lead down to the Grottoes; Here are buried the majority of the popes; also the Vatican Hill was a burial ground in ancient times; It seems that the first tomb was St. Peter's grave, the saint's resting place is perhaps unclear, but it's the historical descriptions. My mother wanted to visit this place, it's very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I arrived at the Vatican at 650am for an early admission tour that started at 730. We finished about 1230. It was hot. I was tired, and my "dogs were barking". I was also starving. The guided tour ended and the other members of the group went to mail some letters from the post office. I chose the Grotto and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A walk to remember through time, a study of Catholicism, Politics, History, Good versus Evil and the foibles of Man and the quest for Power.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Since we took a tour of the Vatican Necropolis, we were given free access to the Grottoes afterwards. Spent some time looking at the tombs. I didn't even think we'd get to see it because of the super long lines outside when we visited.

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