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Address: Vatican City, Italy
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This is the administrative structures of the catholic Vatican. It is better to take a guided tour if you want to know about the place.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Pori, Finland
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Pori, Finland
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the administrative structures of the catholic Vatican. It is better to take a guided tour if you want to know about the place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Roman Curia is more about the governance of the Catholic Church and all things church-related, as opposed to being about the State of Vatican City. Depending on a tour that you might take, will decide just how much of this part of Vatican City you will get to see.

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Thank Allen21096
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky enough to visit Rome then you really must visit the Vatican. It is the most amazing, humbling place I have ever been.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,089 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

These are the administrative offices of the Vatican. They are not an attraction, actually, as they reside in an unremarkable part of the Vatican and include regular offices, secretaries, etc.

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Thank TheShis
Brisbane, Australia
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Curia are the administration building of the Vatican and are of course beautiful to look at, but do not really require all that much attention.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a great experience to visit the Curia. Thanks to a wonderful guide we were able to see everything and learn to appreciate its remarkable history which has moulded the Church of Tome thought the ages. Be sure to visit it.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Overall, event is one of a kind, free, and the only hard part is just coming early and waiting. Seatwise - line up by 6:30 am if you want a really good seat. If you want to be up close to the pope, sit at the corner or by the wall in whatever section you are in so you can... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

It's the principal shrine of the Catholic Church, built on the site of St. Peter's grave, and the greatest italian architects built this basilica. Not so long time ago, you could freely stroll around on the piazza and enter free to the basilica; but this nices times are passed, I think for ever; Now much of the square is fenced... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The tour was excellent our Guide Giuliano (email: tourleaderit@yahoo.it) was very professional and knowledgeable. He had a great attitude, which made the tour more enjoyable. Highly recommend his services. Thank you.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

You pre book tickets to go see the pope give his weekly sermon. You get very close to seeing the pope. The energy is awesome. There's about 6000-10000 people from all walks of life. Well worth the money.

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