34 Reasons to Never Visit the Vatican

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So you’re thinking of visiting the Vatican?  Not so fast, my friend:

1. It’s crazy hard to find

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2. And crazy hard to get to

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3. It’s not like you can just walk right up to it

4. Let alone drive

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5. The architecture is worthless

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6. And thoroughly unimpressive

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7. Seriously, who designed this anyway?

8. And really, if you’ve seen one statue you’ve seen them all

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9. #onehitwonder, hahaha…am I right?

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10. The artwork…blech

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11. Uninspiring

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12. Christians especially would do well to stay away

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13. Christmastime is nothing special

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14. Neither is Easter

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15. There’s just nothing for them there

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16. The inside of the Basilica is soooo small

17. They should at least use it for something important

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18. Something that will change lives or something

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19. No one famous is buried here*

https://www.glanmireparish.ie/

20. No one

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21. Not a single important person

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22. What does this place even commemorate, does anyone even remember?

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23. Sure, you can climb the dome, but is it really worth the effort?

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24. Don’t get me started on the lack of museums

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25. Everyone is miserable

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26. There’s no cultural diversity at all

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27. It’s totally unsafe

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28. There’s no green space whatsoever

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29. No one interesting to see

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30. It’s a ghost town

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31. It’s even worse at night

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32. It’s not near anything else worth visiting

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33. A cultural and historical void.

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34. Whatever you do, do NOT visit the Vatican

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* This tomb now reads “Sanctus”.

 

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