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    Excellent souvenirs to take home

    by hopang Updated May 13, 2009

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    Souvenirs are excellent items to remember the tourist destinations that you have visited. Vatican City has plenty of wonderful souvenirs to take home with you to your country. Our main photograph on the right depicts the stone sculpture that we purchased outside St. Peter's Cathedral. There are plenty of these souvenir shops around the cathedral. Our second photograph (hidden photo) depicts the beautiful magnet purchased from the souvenir shop inside St. Peter's Cathedral. The souvenir shop is located on the ground floor beside the main entrance to the cathedral.

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    Vatican Museum gift shop

    by fairy_dust Written Aug 20, 2007

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    If you go to the Vatican Museum, definitely spend some time at the gift shop. It's not filled with cheap cheesy souvenirs, it's more like a jewelry shop - beautiful religious objects, many are replicas of actual antiques.

    What to buy: I bought two metal bookmarks with fancy carvings, I also saw a lot of crucifixes, cross pendants (and other jewelry), rosaries, medallions, etc.

    What to pay: Many things are quite expensive, but it's good quality and very beautiful.

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    Vatican Bookstore

    by fairy_dust Written Aug 18, 2007

    The Vatican bookstore close to St. Peter's Basilica is worth a browse, especially if you're looking for a Catholic Bible and/or books on Catholicism, the popes, saints, Vatican City, etc.

    What to buy: I bought a Bible and some books about the Blessed Mother.

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    Basillica Gift Shop (Outside): Religious Artifacts

    by SJTravel Written Aug 6, 2007

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    This shop has a lot of the more religious artifacts in the Basillica. When I was there, nuns were running the shop. They were very friendly and very helpful and they spoke several languages (which I thought was nice for the customers). They were also very patient.

    What to buy: They have SEVERAL rosaries for all different prices, depending on what your fancy is. You can probably get a cheaper rosary outside of San Pietro, but these are authentic and really nice. And all of the rosaries are reasonably priced as well. They had a lot of other religious paraphernalia as well, statues, prayer cards, and little gems. I am not that familiar with Catholicism so I didn't know what everything was, but they had a lot to choose from. They also had some postcards of the different Popes and stuff.

    What to pay: You can probably expect to pay a good price for what you get....at least that is my opinion. I didn't really shop around for a lot of religious artifacts, but I did notice that the rosaries are a good price for what you get.

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    Basillica Gift Shop (Inside): Bottle for Holy Water

    by SJTravel Written Aug 6, 2007

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    There are a couple gift shops in the Basillica. There is one inside close to the Treasury. This one has a lot more of the gifts you would expect to be in any gift shop. They don't have as many of the religious gifts. They have a lot of postcards, portraits, posters, books, etc.

    What to buy: You can buy an empty (plastic) bottle for Holy Water. The bottles they currently have are Mary shaped. Then you can put the bottle in the holy water in the Basillica and have some of your very own holy water blessed by the Pope. If you are into this (or have friends who are), this could be a neat souvenir.

    What to pay: Unsure because I didn't buy one. But I didn't see any when I was looking around at other souvenir shops around the area. If you are going to do some souvenir shopping, you may want to keep your eyes peeled for a bottle, if this is something you are interested in.

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    by arjgce Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    My family and I have been to Rome many times, and we have found the gift shop on the roof of St. Peter's Basilica to be the best place to buy religious articles.

    What to pay: We thought the prices were better for most items, compared with the religious goods shops near the basilica.

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    Vatican Museum Shop: Best Vatican Shops

    by icunme Written Nov 1, 2006

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    Close to the Vatican Museum exit you will find this shop. A good selection of religious items and other artifacts as well. These busts were displayed along with a listing of shipping options and prices with insurance to the US, Europe, Asia and many destinations - very helpful.

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    Shopping, shopping and shopping: Souvenirs

    by lina112 Updated May 9, 2006

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    There is many shops where you can find all kinds of souvenirs on Vatican City, Vatican Museum and aroun St Peters. You can negociate the price with the vendor and you will get the best price.

    Hay mogollon de tiendas de souvenirs dispersas en toda la ciudad del vaticano, en los museos vaticano y cerca de la plaza de San Pedro. Si eres avispado puedes regatear y ahorrarte algunos euros.

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    Vatican Post Office

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 31, 2005

    Located next to the Information Office (on the left hand side as you face St Peter's Basilica), the Vatican Post Office is a very popular place for both tourists and local Roman's as the Vatican postal system is reputedly fast. Inside, you can buy a large variety of Vatican stamps, coins (although the Euro collections sell out very quickly), postal covers and albums etc.

    Remember: you cannot post mail with Italian stamps in the Vatican post office nor can you post mail with Vatican stamps in the Italian mail system.

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    The Vatican Pharmacy: No Johnnies available

    by sourbugger Updated Feb 5, 2005

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    The Vatican Pharmacy is located just inside the Vatican City and open to the public, it is claimed one of the world’s most well stocked, with foreign products as well as Italian ones.

    On the other hand, even if you are armed with the requisite prescription and I.D the products reflect the values of the Catholic Church. You will be looking long and hard if you think you will find contraceptives, Viagra or Medicinal Cannabis !

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    Stamps

    by tini58de Updated Mar 19, 2004

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    What to buy: Stamps from the Vatican are different from the Italian ones! They might make a nice souvenir!

    What to pay: Watch out: some of the places make you buy 61c stamps (for a letter), even if you only want to send postcards - 41c)!

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    Vatican Euro coins

    by tini58de Written Mar 16, 2004

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    Wherever we went, we saw the sign:

    "NO VATICAN EURO COINS AVAILABLE"

    There are only a very few coins, none of them have ever been used as a real currency - just for collectors and for a real high price!!

    I don't know, if they will reprint those coins or if these signs will be there for good!

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    Vatican trinkets R us?: There is a shop at the top

    by Packerman Written Feb 1, 2003

    If you go to the top of St. Peter's you will probably see this little trinket shop as you go down. It is filled with little stuff, tapes, books, and pictures/postcards. Reasonable prices, but I didn't find anything I liked.

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    The Post Office.: Shopping in the Vatican?

    by worldkiwi Written Sep 25, 2002

    If you want an unusual souvenir to send someone, send them a postcard from the Vatican. This small state has its own postage system with its own stamps.

    What to buy: Vatican City stamps - for a special souvenir postcard.

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    Vatican Museum Shop: Get your own wings at the Vatican

    by icunme Written Nov 1, 2006

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    These charming little silver wing earings were in the Vatican Museum shop where you expect to see mostly religious items.

    What to pay: Very reasonably priced jewelry.

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