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This was the last stop on our guided tour of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's - after showing us the door and explaining its significance, our tour guide left us to gaze out on the square, then we could continue touring or call it...More
For me , it was just another door.It sure had some nice artwork on it (and it takes just a moment to be looked at when visiting the Vatican) , but without its deep religious meaning it doesnt seem all that impressive.
Our tour guide pointed the story behind the beautiful door to us. It is a holy door which has various biblical stories of the life of Jesus and is shut closed, except it is opened every 25 years by the Pope. It is a door...More
This door is normally shut and sealed, except during Jubilee years, when it is opened for the pilgrims to enter and gain indulgence. Worth visiting to look at the 16 gilded relief’s that adorn the door.
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.
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
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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
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 there is so much.
We did most of it on foot, once we were in the centre, and it was quite tiring.
Enjoy, Rome is amazing