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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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  • So many people, TOO MANY PEOPLE does not make this an enjoyable experience but rather one of endurance and tests your powers of patience. The staff are rude and treat the patrons like prisoners! It's....  more
    So many people, TOO MANY PEOPLE does not make this an enjoyable experience but rather one of endurance and tests your powers of patience. The staff are rude and treat the patrons like prisoners! It's....  more »
  • Where to begin.... My husband and I were able to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel twice. Our first visit felt rushed and chaotic due to the flood of people. We were able to enjoy... 
    Where to begin.... My husband and I were able to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel twice. Our first visit felt rushed and chaotic due to the flood of people. We were able to enjoy...  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.
  • Fantastic and magnificent place. There are a lot of museums in it so you need to share a time at least three hours. And strongly advise that you should buy your ticket online. I bought a combined tickets and I did not wait for a long queue. As I said that very great place and touristic, But I think there is a lack of explanations in English and don't forget to collect a map from the entrance. Otherwise you may feel a bit lost

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