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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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Don't visit St. Peter's without coming here

When you visit St. Peter's, this is a must see. Seeing the tombs of the Popes, and especially St. Peter's, makes the experience very palpable. All of the sudden, the history of... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit St. Peter's, this is a must see. Seeing the tombs of the Popes, and especially St. Peter's, makes the experience very palpable. All of the sudden, the history of the church becomes real when everything you read about in Catholic school is right in front of you. It is a humbling experience to walk among the leaders... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We loved seeing this part. Super interesting to see where the popes are laid to rest. We are not religious and we still enjoyed it. They have rules of no touching and no pictures.

Thank Natasha E
Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 

Thank Della G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

Thank maria G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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

Thank Mato R
South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank hugibr75
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank David T
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
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 

Thank Manuela L
Mandeville, Louisiana
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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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