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Address: Vatican City, Italy
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The Porta Santa, or Holy Door, was only opened by the Pope for Holy Year...

The Porta Santa, or Holy Door, was only opened by the Pope for Holy Year celebrations and closed at the end of 2000, and will remain sealed until 2025.

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What better experience than standing before the Holy Door in the Jubilee Year, being able to walk through such an icon...MUST SEE!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
glenuehlein
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West Palm Beach, Florida

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What better experience than standing before the Holy Door in the Jubilee Year, being able to walk through such an icon...MUST SEE!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful doors & very artistically made. They are considered very holy for Catholics. Admired the artistic aspects of it, though not a Catholic. Look up the Internet or get a Guide or Guide book,as otherwise the doors will not have any value, unless you are a Catholic.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister had to remind me about the holy door, but once she did i was able to appreciate the grandeur of these doors. Truly beautiful wood work.

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Yonkers, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can order tickets (free) online, but do it quick. I think the doors close in November. It is a quick entrance, pretty much like walking into any Church. It's reallly what the doors represent and the graces received that make it an experience.

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Montrose, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

What can one say. We walked through the door in 5 seconds. It is a holy and pious thing to do and you get more out of it if you are religious. Other things are required to obtain the indulgences.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

These door only are open during jubilee years (determine by the pope) this jubilee year will end in the middle of November If you enter you touch the door and pray

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Very lucky to be there during the Jubilee of Mercy Year and participate of this experience. Long lines to enter. Observe the dress code and wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Pass through the Holy Doors and receive Plenary Indulgence. Like all previous Jubilees, the Jubilee Year of Mercy features a very special plenary indulgence (the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin). I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God's mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Jubilee Door is only opened every 25 years. Pope Francis has it opened until November 16, 2016. Read up on the door, it is fascinating and the opportunity to pass through it in 2016 is historical.

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San Pablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

These doors are only opened during Jubilee Years and as pilgrims, to go through the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica is a prayer, wish and dream come true! What a powerful to experience going through and touching these holy doors! We went straight to the confessional and waited for the next mass!

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