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Vatican Grottoes, Vatican City

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  • At the end of the nave of the Cathedral there is the entrance to the caves. Not everyone knows it. In the caves the route this year is limited. At the beginning of 2000 years you can see almost all of the grottoes. Now a lot is closed to the public. In the caves, you can see the gravestones of many Popes of the middle ages to the 20th century. In kapellah and on the walls of the aisles are placed fragments of medieval sculpture. Particularly interesting are the monuments of fathers 14-15 century: Boniface 8, Paul 2, Nicholas 5. You can see the columns of the first cathedral in the 4th century.
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  • A crypt Tomb more or less worked must also imagine has this level here think that the archaeological site is still six below
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  • It is bright and quiet down here and I thought it was a very interesting visit. It was not so many visitors here, everyone went quiet through the place and respected Photo ban. It is written that the 91 Popes and Cardinals from the 10 century onwards is buried in the Vatikanes caves. There is also the tomb of Queen Charlotte of Cyprus, Stuart's grave and the grave of Queen Christina of Sweden. I found not up to the entrance/the decline with the same so I asked one of the guards inside Saint Peter's Basilica who explained to me how it was. It's free to visit these caves/rooms and tunnels located on the floor above where the the Holy Sepulcher nekropolen to St. Peter is located. One can visit more of the caves and tunnels through the entrance by the elevators that go up to the dome, then, for a fee, or take a guided tour where where you get a more detailed tour of the monuments and tombs.
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