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The catacombs of St. Callixtusin Rome, Italy

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These catacombs is the greatest and one of the most important places of Rome, founded in the second century and is still impressing every visitor.
The catacombs of St. Callixtus, Rome
Catacombs of St. Callixtus is one of the most important Christian burial sites of Rome, a few popes are buried here, and other Roman bishops, dozens of martyrs and the multitudes of Christians.


Photo: Catacombs of St. Callixtus, © Steve Collis | Flickr

At the beginning of the catacombs is an ancient staircase, along which you can see the graffiti of pilgrims.


Photo: Crypt of the Popes, © History Stack | Flickr

The most interesting place in the catacombs is Crypt of the Popes, where the sarcophagi are. This place is also called "the little Vatican".

In the crypt of St. Cecilia you find the sarcophagus of the martyr, patroness of sacred music.

The catacombs of St. Callixtus on the map

Location: Via Appia Antica, 110/126

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from 9 am to 5 pm

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