Vatican City World Heritage Site

Official name
Vatican City | UNESCO
Country
Vatican City
Continent
Europe
Location
Vatican City State
41.9021° Lat, 12.4573° Lon
Code
286
Time Zone
Europe/Vatican, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1984. The Vatican City, one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. A unique collection of artistic and architectural masterpieces lie within the boundaries of this small state. At its centre is St Peter's Basilica, with its double colonnade and a circular piazza in front and bordered by palaces and gardens. The basilica, erected over the tomb of St Peter the Apostle, is the largest religious building in the world, the fruit of the combined genius of Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini and Maderno.