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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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Tours to Vatican Museums
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Tours from $76 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
Tours from $54 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel with the Basilica or Rafael Rooms
Tours from $55 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with St. Peter's Basilica Access
Tours from $38 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Tour | Small Group & Private
Tours from $120 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican and Colosseum
Tours from $102 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
Tours from $49 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR The Original Entire Vatican Tour & St. Peter's Dome Climb
Tours from $110 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Basilica Entry skip the line
Duration: 2h 30min
Tours from $38 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR VIP Vatican Breakfast: Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Tours from $120 ›
Vatican Museums reviews
Save your money - buy the postcard instead. Save your time - do anything else in Rome. The queues are horrendous. We purchased a skip the line ticket. The only queue you skip is the museum...
Save your money - buy the postcard instead. Save your time - do anything else in Rome. The queues are horrendous. We purchased a skip the line ticket. The only queue you skip is the museum... more »
Brilliant tour! Definitely worth doing the tour with a guide! She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what she was talking about that she made the tour enjoyable and interesting! The tour...
Brilliant tour! Definitely worth doing the tour with a guide! She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about what she was talking about that she made the tour enjoyable and interesting! The tour... more »
Way to crowded in august. We bought the lunch ticket which is a 19.5€ „full italian lunch“ and it was a complete joke. You get your meal in one way beverage in a big crowded food court without any windows. If you want to go there get your tickets online and be there early or pretty late.
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.
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