The Vatican Museums, founded by Pope Julius II in the 16th century, contain one of the largest art collections in the world.

Inside there are huge collections of works of art accumulated over the centuries by the popes.

The Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo is only a part of the works that visitors can admire.

The Vatican Museums are located in the Vatican territory but the entrance is in Italian territory, in Rome.

The Museums have an average annual turnout of about six and a half million visitors.

To skip the long queues and save time, we recommend purchasing the online ticket which allows priority entry.

Inside the Vatican Museums in Rome

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