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Vatican Museums, Vatican City

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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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  • It was a good experience, with fast track to go in. Only missing the audio guide to help us on the different spots 
    It was a good experience, with fast track to go in. Only missing the audio guide to help us on the different spots  more »
  • At first i was a little shy in getting the tickets as i never bought through headout but it was well organized and trustworthy. At the museum was amazing and will return for sure as there are so many....  more
    At first i was a little shy in getting the tickets as i never bought through headout but it was well organized and trustworthy. At the museum was amazing and will return for sure as there are so many....  more »
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  • Extremely awesome. It is just the heat that was the culprit otherwise totally worth it. Only if they can create more washroom there won't be long lines for the wait, especially for the ladies. The various galleries were awesome showing the epitome of excellence in art and finally when you arrive at the Sistine Chapel, that's a sight to behold and absorb it as much as you can with your eyes, because you know that you're gonna cherish this memory for always.
  • Its a must to visit if you are in Rome. Get your skip the line ticket and head to the museum immediately. You will spend 3 to 5 hours at least and u wont feel the time passing. It will always be busy but you can enjoy it anyway. Its just so big so you better understand where are you going and ready a bit earlier to your visit

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