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.

01 St Peter church 02 St Peter church 03 Cupola 04 St Peter church 05 Cupola
06 Statues 07 Front side of St Peter church 08 Statues 09 Roof 10 Church interior
11 Floor 12 Church interior 13 Roof 14 Roof 15 Cupola
16 Cupola 17 Cupola 18 Pillar 19 Painting 20 Statue of apostle Peter
21 Pieta by Michelangelo 22 Bernini bronze baldachin 23 Church interior 24 Pillar top 25 Statue 26 Pope Innocentius statue
27 Sistine chapel 28 Sistine chapel 01 Colonnade 02 Colonnade 03 Square and St Peter church
04 Square and St Peter church 05 Square 06 Statues 07 Fountain
08 Fountain 09 Swiss guards 10 Panorama view from the cupola 11 Panorama view from the cupola
12 Panorama view from the cupola 13 Panorama view from the cupola 14 Swiss guard 15 Swiss guard
16 Fountain 01 Belvedere palace and Cortile della Pigna 02 Belvedere palace and Cortile della Pigna 03 Statue of fir cone 04 Marble statues
05 Cupola 06 Marble statue 07 Marble statue 08 Pallas Athena statue 09 Statue of Laocoon and his sons
10 Granite sphinx 11 Museum interior 12 Roof frescoes 13 Roof frescoes 14 Wall tapestry
15 Roof 16 Roof detail 17 Marble statue 18 Marble statue 19 Corridor
20 Roof detail with frescoes 21 Roof detail with frescoes 22 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 23 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 24 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps
25 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 26 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 27 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 28 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps
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