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Beneath the main floor of St. Peter's Basilica are the tombs of several popes and saints.
  • Excellent53%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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“buried here” (4 reviews)
“past popes” (6 reviews)
“burial ground” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are traveling to the Vatican this is a must see! Don’t miss out on this historic and solemn exhibition of the leaders of our faith. It was a very moving experience.

Thank MiMischa
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Located beneath St Peter’s Basilica; it is a must see for anyone visiting. Most of the former popes are buried here together with an empty tomb for the next pope to die.

Thank Kavo85
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The idea of sitting where all of these popes are burried is simply stunning! We were here at the end of our Scavi Tour and it was amazing.

Thank stefanprisacariu
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Visiting St Peters Church, this is an area not to be missed, eary walking past tombs of past popes, kings and queens. Definitely a must do.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent - the queues to get in are worth the wait which wasn’t too bad. Lots to read and see at this attraction and the photos are amazing once inside!

Thank ChinaDragon4
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

The Vatican Grottoes is the final resting place of some of our holiest men. It holds the tombs of the popes. It is a hold reflective sight to visit.

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Very modern design ....protecting all these holy fathers of the past. Very much a part of a modern pilgrimage for many visiting that day I would imagine. Tombs of Kings,queens, dating from 10th Century are also here. St Peters Tomb is described as 'the holiest'....More

Thank Annie G
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I felt moved here. Silent and really humbled. I wanted to take photos but camera Ban in this area. All popes are here

Thank Donzerella
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It's an interesting space and worth walking through but not worth a special tour. Popes are laid to rest here until they become saints. You can see a closer view of St. Peter's tomb but will need a special tour to really see it up...More

1  Thank Thelonisa
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Other than seeing where the popes are buried and reading a bit about each pope,there isn't much to see. I would recommend it if you have extra time and the lines aren't long. I doubt that it would be of much interest to children

Thank annarc6
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LaDuquesa1
3 August 2017|
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Response from jthendra | Reviewed this property |
You can by your self. It's inside the St Peter. The entrance is near the entry to St Peter's tomb.
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lynn4234
1 October 2015|
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Response from PrincessFiona27 | Reviewed this property |
You can contact the Vatican and arrange the Scavi tour which brings you to St. Peter's tomb and many tombs under the basilica. It is very reasonable and afterwards you are in basilica without waiting in line.
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