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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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  • The entire visit to Vatican was awesome experience, left with many great impressions. Definitely not to miss when in Rome. 
    The entire visit to Vatican was awesome experience, left with many great impressions. Definitely not to miss when in Rome.  more »
  • Excellent, friendly and professional service. Took just a few minutes to enter Vatican City. Will definitely use again. 
    Excellent, friendly and professional service. Took just a few minutes to enter Vatican City. Will definitely use again.  more »
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  • 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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