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Vatican Museums, Vatican City

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Must see · Art Museum · Religious Site
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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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  • Christian was wonderful. He gave us so much back story behind all of the things he pointed out. He also made sure I was taken care of as I was on crutches. 
    Christian was wonderful. He gave us so much back story behind all of the things he pointed out. He also made sure I was taken care of as I was on crutches.  more »
  • Just poor in my opinion just a continous mob of guided tour groups creating noise and congestion at every point. 
    Just poor in my opinion just a continous mob of guided tour groups creating noise and congestion at every point.  more »
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  • One of the finest museums I have seen. There's so much to see. I loved the sculpture gallery and the fresco gallery. One of the key highlights. The collection here is amazing. Need to keep one day reserve to actually check the whole museum. The circular staircase is beautiful.
  • Year 2013 - Awesome Museum Year 2013.I remember that day. Painting works so amazing. Excellent Roman Masterpieces. Awesome paintings, statues, then it looked so lively and so intricate details of the statues. Worth the visit. My words wont be enough to describe its beauty ....History worth studying.To understand and enjoy the beauty of Architecture you need to walk a lot under the sun to admire the stunning work.

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