Vatican City & St. Peter’s Basilica

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Once the center of the world, for almost 1000 years, the Vatican City remains as one of the keys of the western civilization and the key of the western influence in the former colonies of the world, after the evolution fo the Roman Empire. This tiny state is placed on the old Mons Vaticanus, one of the many high hills of Rome. On the top of this hill is the colossal St. Peter’s Basilica, a labyrinth of passageways, big halls, and a lot (and I mean a lot) of symbolic details on its architecture. If you’re a tourist, then you gotta wait between 1 and 2 hours in order to enter to the Vatican, as there’s always a lot of people waiting in line. By the way, it’s worth waiting that much time. You may also meet people while waiting, which we did when we were there. The places that can be visited are the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the public entrance in front of the St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Basilica itself. Also, the observation deck on the top of the dome, where you can get some really great shots of Rome and the gardens of this small country. I recommend you to go as early as possible, so you can have enough time to see all there is. There’s a lot of history to take a look at in Europe but Rome, and specially the Vatican City, hides a lot of symbols on every place, from the urban layouts to every single element on the statues and the buildings, often connected to the old Roman Empire symbols, among with the christianity and the greek culture.

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