Vatican Museums

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Vatican Museums
4.5
Religious Sites • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from ₹608.18
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
How to get there
  • Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani • 7 min walk
  • Cipro • 7 min walk
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Rosita Ratza
1 contribution
Guided toor
Nov 2021 • Couples
Georgia ,our guide, was too comprehensive and make us understand all the details of the museums of Vatican and Sistine chapel without missing anything!
Written 30 November 2021
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Lee Ann Murray
Dallas, TX279 contributions
Saint Peters Not Included
Nov 2021
We don't normally book tours when we travel, but our compressed timeline warranted it in Italy. We visited in November and it wasn't nearly as busy as we had expected making it perfect for up close views of the art. Our tour guide was very passionate and engaging which made it fun and interesting. It is a long tour and lots to see and absorb so plan accordingly. We started at 2:30 so we caught views of the sunset later in the day from the museum grounds which was priceless. There are wonderful views from a lot of the little windows in the museum so be on the look out for those:) You cannot talk or take pictures inside the Sistine Chapel. While we enjoyed the Vatican museum tour, the tour did not include Saint Peters so the ticket/description is misleading. I guess entry is included, but there is no “tour” of it. Unfortunately we didn’t know that until the Vatican museum tour ended which was already too late because the church was closed when we finally got there. We were leaving the next day so were very bummed. They should point out that it closes early and shorten the other part of the tour to allow you time to see it. Vaccination cards are required for entry.
Written 29 November 2021
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Sandra-Lee68
Neu-Isenburg, Germany1 contribution
Amazing
Nov 2021
It was an amazing experience! Our guide Massimo took us through this experience not only with lots of information but also with charm and humor. It was an unforgettable day! Thank you Massimo
Written 26 November 2021
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Jessica Z
2 contributions
Great experience!
Nov 2021
I actually wasnt expecting to visit the Vatican Museum with a guide, I was just gonna go with my sister to walk around just the 2 of us like I did this past summer, but it so happened we did take the tour with Mariaman and it was great! She was very nice and polite and the tour was so interesting and informative (not boring at all!). I would definitely say that with a guide is the way to do it. I could absorve much more and appreciated all the history too.
Written 24 November 2021
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Ma-Gri88
Milan, Italy52 contributions
Fantastic Visit to the Musei Vaticani
Nov 2021 • Family
Laura, our guide, was amazing!
We enjoyed her explanation and the tour.
Is one of the best we did have this year.
Thank you Laura
Written 23 November 2021
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Martyn V
Broendy Strand, Denmark1 contribution
Breathtaking
Nov 2021 • Couples
Overall well worth the visit. Saint Peters Basilica is free to enter, which was a nice surprise and definitely worth seeing. The Vatican itself is a historic treasure.
Written 23 November 2021
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Dekus
Kharkiv, Ukraine7 contributions
Fast and cheap
Nov 2021
I bought Skip-the-Line Tickets: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with the Headout partner. It was great and fast. We got inside within 5 minutes. We saw a lot of great things inside, we able to cover almost everything within 1 day. Nice price and good application.
Written 22 November 2021
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Olaf v
2 contributions
Nice tour
Nov 2021 • Solo
Nice tour. Not cheap but I did enjoy the tour. The tourguide (Sandra from When in Rome tours) did a good job.
Written 19 November 2021
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Eve Mick
3 contributions
St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Museums Tour
Nov 2021
Massimo was an amazing guide. He was so knowledgeable about the artwork and architecture. Very personable and spoke English very well. Highly recommend this tour. The climb to the top of the Basilica was totally worth it!
Written 18 November 2021
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Andra S
1 contribution
Very fast and at a good price
Nov 2021
My experience Skip-the-Line Tickets: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with the Headout partner was great and fast, at a good price and easy to achieve. I strongly recommend this option.
Written 15 November 2021
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Vatican Museums is open:
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