European Heritage Days

Sep 25, 2013 |

Entrance to the Vatican Museums will be free on Sunday, September 29, as the Holy See joins in the celebration of European Heritage Day.


On Sunday, 29 September, 2013, with the usual free entry on the last Sunday of the month, the Vatican Museums, along with many European States, have again confirmed their participation in the European Heritage Days 2013.

Initiated in 1991 by the Council of Europe and by the European Commission, the Days aim to enhance and promote dialogue and exchange between European countries in the field of culture.

The Vatican Museums will be open to the public between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. (last entry at 12.30 p.m.)

Fifty European nations will join in this year’s observance of European Heritage Day, a project sponsored jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

European Heritage Days

Once a year, citizens in 50 countries celebrate Europe’s cultural heritage. This initiative of the European Heritage Days (EHDs), launched by the Council of Europe in 1991, has been since 1999 a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, putting new cultural assets on view and opening up historical buildings normally closed to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the broader aim is to bring citizens together in harmony even though there are differences in cultures and languages.(more…)


The European Heritage Days Portal is now online!

In the context of Armenia’s Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the European Heritage Days Portal was launched in Yerevan on the 30 August 2013. Since then a limited number of countries are uploading events in order to progressively bring the communications tool alive and have it in full working order for all the EHD events in 2014.


Please feel free to visit the portal:, explore the events, create your own itineraries and share your favourites on Facebook or Twitter.


Book Shop

Books on St. Peter Julian are available online. Please visit our Book Shop.

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Mass Offering

Mass offerings can be made online now. Please select the desired amount you wish to offer. We thank you very much.