The Vatican city is the residence of the popes and the smallest independent state in the world, an enclave surrounded by Rome. It dates back to the Lateran treaty of 1929, when the area around St Peter's basilica was set up as an independent state run by the catholic church. The Vatican city contains St Peter's basilica, St Peter's square, the Vatican museums and other areas.

St. Peter's Basilica photo gallery  - 28 pictures of St. Peter's Basilica
St Peter's square photo gallery  - 16 pictures of St Peter's square
Vatican Museums photo gallery  - 28 pictures of Vatican Museums
28 photos of the basilica of St Peter in Rome which dates back to the 2nd century AD.
16 photos of St Peter square, which was built between 1656-67 by Bernini.
28 photos of the Vatican museums in Rome, which host one of the most valuable art collections in the world.
Gallery with all images
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