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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
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
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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