Vatican City was originally founded as its own sovereign state in 1929 and is the center of the Catholic world. All of the Catholic churches look to Vatican City, where the Pope resides and carries out his duties as being the head of the church.

The Gendarme Corps is the civil organization that takes care of security in Vatican City, but the city does not have a real police force besides this Corps. Saint Peter’s Basilica is well-known throughout the world and is a wonder to see today with it’s amazing architecture.

The Vatican Gardens and the Vatican Museums are also areas that visitors must see when visiting Vatican City.

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Vatican City

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Vatican 
Category
Cultural
Name
Vatican City
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1984
Keyword
Registered in 1984