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"Peters Door"

Sunday July 8th 2018. Finally in Rome, and this church was a must. Just 30 minutes in line after... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Although good to see first hand there is not too much to write home about! So no worries if you... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Carterton, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

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 July 1, 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
Reviewed May 3, 2018

You need just to see it. It is most important for catholic people. You don't need to wait for hours to see it.

Thank nefelebianco
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is one of the so-called "holy doors" in Rome. The other three are found at the Basilica of St. John in Lateran, the Basilica of St. Paul's outside the walls, and the Basilica of St. Mary Major. It is an experience to pass through...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Each frame tells the story of Peter and Paul on the sealed door to the entrance of the Basilica. The frame that tells of the upside down crucifixion of Peter who is buried beneath the main alter. “Upon this rock I build my Church.”

Thank jackehill
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Porta Santa is a huge door of located inside the St. Peter’s Basilica at the entry. This famous "Porta Santa" or Holy Door, was created to depict the life of Jesus in 16 different panels. It is gorgeous and tremendous in scale. This is the...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a large door located at the front of St Peter’s Basilica. It is only opened during “holy years” which occur every 25 years or so. According to our tour guide, the door will next be opened in 2025. In between years, the door...More

Thank Kavo85
Reviewed February 11, 2018

This is a Big Door at the front of the church. The decorations are interesting but on a tour you don't get time to see them.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed January 5, 2018

The panels of this holy door are very intricate (definitely worth a look) depicting scenes of mans sins, on the inside it is actually sealed, (covered up with mortar). The door is opened by the pope, next time being 2025 during the holy Jubilee.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Main church of the Christian world has many better doors with better decorations, more art and open each day. Closed, sealed doors are just attraction for visitors when they open them for Anno santo – Holy year.

Thank Miha P
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Justyna F
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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