Vatican may refer to:

  • Holy See, the central governing body of the Catholic Church and sovereign entity recognized by international law, consisting of the Pope and the Roman Curia. The Vatican can also be referred to as "The Holy City".
    • A metonym for the Catholic Church, particularly when attributing doctrine
    • Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See
      • Vatican Library, of the Roman Curia
      • Vatican Secret Archives, which were separated from the Vatican Library in the 17th century
      • Vatican Publishing House, the publisher of official documents of the Holy See, separated from the Vatican Library in 1926
  • Vatican Hill, a hill in Rome, after which the Vatican is named, on the opposite side of the Tiber from the traditional seven hills of Rome
    • Vatican City, the territory on the Vatican Hill in Rome under the sovereignty of the Holy See created by the 1929 Lateran Treaty
    • Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope on the Vatican Hill (sometimes referred to as the Vatican Palace)
    • St. Peter's Basilica, also known as the Vatican Basilica, the principal church on the Vatican Hill
    • Vatican Museums
Other uses
  • Vatican, Louisiana, a town in the United States
  • The Vatican (mixtape), a mixtape by Natas