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The Porta Santa, or Holy Door, was only opened by the Pope for Holy Year celebrations and closed at the end of 2000, and will remain sealed until 2025.
Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another of the many works of art at St. Peter's. Sculpted from looks like brass with many different bible stories. Truly beautiful!

Thank steve f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the central door to saint peter's basilica through which the pope enters has a few stories from Bible sculpted on it and is the first noticeable thing as you enter the basilica.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The holy door is something you can see when visiting the Vatican and St Peters Basilica. It’s a door. It doesn’t cost anything to see it buts worth a look. Obviously it’s spiritual to Catholics so appreciate the significance.

Thank hayles78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

to see this special to door was an experience, as it has so much meaning in the world and what is going on today. it is very symbolic and is a sight that should not be missed. so glad i got to see it up...More

Thank Carrieanna E
Reviewed 1 October 2018

The door is beautiful...but so many people going in...just time to find a spot and grab a nice photo. I did stop and just ponder for a moment at the beauty of it all.

Thank lisakirtright
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Great art work in this door and wonderful history behind it. Don't just walk past like most people do

Thank LostLittleGirlx
Reviewed 19 September 2018

This bronze door is a beautiful depiction of Church history that is not to be missed during your visit.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I have never seen such a beautifully and intelligently created door, which is also telling a story from Bible. It made me feel that someone would spend quite sometime to read the door and may actually forget knocking it! Great piece of work

Thank EnakshiC
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Sunday July 8th 2018. Finally in Rome, and this church was a must. Just 30 minutes in line after the popes speach. Majestetic!

Thank OPHaugseth
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Although good to see first hand there is not too much to write home about! So no worries if you miss taking a good look.

Thank GPhillipsMBE
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Justyna F
14 September 2017|
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Response from caramia09 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with Neil, don't use a tour guide. We did Rome in 5 days and saw everything. The local tourist map is more than enough to get you around but I would suggest you make a plan of what you want to see because... More