Vatican City Facts

The Sistine Chapel in Vatican City
Sistine Chapel Ceiling


Vatican City is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Italy; although technically it is not really in Italy but rather an independent country as explained in the list below. It is the home of the pope and the administrative center for the Catholic Church. On this page you will find interesting facts about Vatican City including where it is located, why it is so famous, and when it was built. This information is written for both kids and adults.

List of Interesting Facts about Vatican City

Vatican City Tourist Attractions

Over five million people per year visit Vatican City, seeing such amazing attractions as the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Basilica, and the numerous museums that house some of the most famous art in the world. Below is a list of some of these attractions and what you can see there.

Saint Peter's Basilica

The Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums