Vatican Museums

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  • Address: Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma, Italy, Vatican City
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-0669883332
  • Ticket Price: 16 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition

About Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Though it is the 5th most visited art museum in the world (with about 5-6 million visitors annually), its 55 galleries of irreplaceable masterpieces are only part of the fame. The highlights are:

The Bleeping Sistine Chapel! Michelangelo’s most famous painting, The Last Judgement, adorns the ceiling of the chapel. Also spellbinding are the frescoes by the painter. The chapel is the site of the Papal Conclave, by which new popes are selected.

The Spiral Staircase! A beautiful stairwell designed by Guiseppe Momo in 1932. It exits the Vatican Museum. Paintings! Masters such as Giotto, Raphael, Da Vinci are only a few of the major names here.

Sculpture! Greek, Roman, Renaissance and antique! The sculpture rooms are also famous for their mosaics, busts, stone tablets, and statues of animals! Archaeology! Pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Like the name suggests this is actually several museums in one location. The layout of the Vatican Museums makes it very conducive to a linear tour – that is, you enter from one door, exit from another, and manage to cover everything in between. 

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Vatican Museums Information

  • Cover your shoulders.
  • No hats for men.
  • Wear trousers, no shorts.
  • Skirts longer than knee length.
  • Booking a visit (tour and non-tour) will let you skip freakishly long queues.
  • Bring your own museum map (or buy one at shop for EUR 10+).
  • No photography or video or talking in the Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museums Ticket Prices

  • EUR 6 for 6-18 years of age; students 18-26; priests; employees and relatives associated to the Vatican and the Holy See.
  • Free: On the last Sunday of each month; World Tourism Day (September 27); Children under 6 years of age; Disabled visitors (these tickets are got at the Special Permits desk, not online).
  • Audio guides come for EUR 7.
  • Avail the 2 hour English tours (EUR 35 including admission costs).

Vatican Museums Opening and Closing Hours

  • Closed: Sundays (except last Sunday of each month).
  • Ticket office open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

How To reach Vatican Museums by Public Transport

  • Metro Line A Stop Cipro/Ottaviano
  • Buses 49, 490, 491, 23, 492, N11, N10
  • Tram No. 19

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Things to Know Before Visiting Vatican Museums

  • 95% of people who visit Vatican City include Vatican Museums in their plan

  • 50.92% of people start their Vatican Museums visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Vatican Museums

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

68.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vatican Museums

People normally club together Sistine Chapel and Vatican Necropolis And Saints Tomb while planning their visit to Vatican Museums.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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