Find the entrance inside the Basilica, down the steps and self tour. No photos. Many of the popes are here.
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If you have battled through the queues to get into the Basilica and then been barged by the disrespectful tourists who don't appreciate it, go downstairs to the tombs of past popes. Not exactly on the same scale as Westminster Abbey but still well worth...More
Unimpressed and uninterested in the resting place of past popes. Not sure as to the order, how many, or significance. Interesting to read the placards about the various popes, but unless you have a desire to see every place I'd use my time elsewhere such...More
It was great to go downstairs and see where many popes were laid to rest - Im pretty sure this area was out of bounds to the public last time I visited. A word of warning - visit when you've looked round the whole of...More
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...More
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...More
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 .