The easiest way to experience Vatican Museums, featuring an outstanding collection of fine art, is by joining a guided tour. These museums display works from an immense collection that the Roman Catholic church built up over several centuries. You can see some of the most renowned Classical sculptures in the world, as well as numerous Renaissance art masterpieces. Founded in the early 16th century by Pope Julius II, the museums contain 54 galleries. The last stop and a highlight of every tour is the Sistine Chapel, featuring the world-famous ceiling decorated by Michelangelo. You are not required to join a tour, but the collection is spread over an area of nearly 15 km (9 mi), so it's highly recommended. Look online beforehand to choose from many different tour options. Make Vatican Museums part of your personalized Vatican City itinerary using our Vatican City day trip planning site .
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Vatican Museums Reviews
We visited on the first Wednesday in December. The line at the ticket booth? Literally, 3 people long. In the attached photo, my wife is the person in the centre, dressed in black. The museum is... more »
Lots to see; worth your valuable time to see priceless arts. but lines can be very long getting tickets, use a travel agent to get tickets beforehand and save yourself time and anxiety. more »
Wow! Just wow! Beautiful! Spectacular! Amazing! The art, the paintings, the sculptures, just beautiful. So happy I was able to experience all of it with a tour. Would have loved to stay forever but that's impossible. Will definitely go back for another tour, just so much to learn, can't be done in only 5 hours!
No words a needed. The Vatican Museums are must see in Rome. One advice: Buy your tickets online. With the fast queue you get inside in 5 minutes. The normal queue may take you hours. It's like so many people just decided to go visit the museums. And they end up at the end of a hundreds of meters long queue.
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