"Doors of St Peter's" Vatican City Things to Do Tip by sandysmith

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  door bronzes
by sandysmith

As you exit from the dome stairway and leave the church take take to admire the bronzes on the huge doors of the church - you could almost miss these amonst all the many other treasures, which would be a shame, so much detail in them.

There are 5 doors thatopen; the one that stands on the right side is the Holy Door. This door is officially opened by the Pope according to a special rite, exactly on Chritmas Day.

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  • Updated Apr 5, 2003
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