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Vatican Grottoes

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Overview

Title
Vatican Grottoes
Author
fede_76
Rating
3.00
Year
320 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
30 minutes
Address
Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City
Hours of operation
7.00am-6.00pm

Description

The Vatican Grottoes are located under St Peter's Basilica but above the Basilica of Constantine (fourth century); they contain chapels dedicated to different saints, tombs of kings, queens and popes from the tenth century onwards. The holiest shrine is the tomb of St Peter, built by Emperor Constantine in the fourth century. In the Vatican Grottoes you'll find the tombs of Popes Paul VI (1978) and John Paul II (2005).

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