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Porta Santa, Vatican City

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  • Is an unparalleled emotion through it ... There are no words that can explain the mood. It is an immense fortune could traverse, is an immense fortune the chance to receive such an indulgence. The door has beautiful carvings and processes, which can be appreciated only with careful observation, and not because they deserve ... but because the door itself is not the greatest! Is actually one of the smaller ports at the side of the main one; which of course attracts the most attention! Advice to enjoy the time when you cross, from inner peace only.
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  • This is considered a very sacred and holy experience to Catholics who get the chance to walk through the doors during the Jubilee Year. Once the doors have been closed they are sealed with cement and ...  more »
  • Symbolically the opening and closing of the Holy door represents the beginning or the end of a Holy year. There's a whole ritual to be followed. In St. Peter's Basilica for a holy door. So, like most Renaissance works, there is no savings in materials and details.
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