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Visiting Vatican Museum Vatican City

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Located within the boundaries of the Vatican City, the Vatican Museums are the Art and Christian Museums. The museum highlights the most renowned collection of Renaissance Period.

Discover the Renaissance Period at Vatican Museum.

Discover the Renaissance Period at Vatican Museum.

Pinacoteca Museum

Pinacoteca Museum

Pinacoteca is the art gallery which was housed in a suite of rooms in the museum. The art gallery displays the artworks and paintings by renowned artists. The papal picture gallery contains 'La Trasfigurazione” which is remembered as the last work of Raphael and the unique paintings by Giotto, Fra Angelico, Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, Perugino, Guido Reni, Filippo Lippi, Guercino, Caravaggio, Pietro da Cortona and many more.

Sculpture Museum

Sculpture Museum

It is surrounded with the Cortile Del Belvedere, the sculpture museum is the star attraction of the Vatican Museum. It is a junction of several museums. The Museo Chiaromonti is in the east side of the Belvedere Palace. Embellished with thousands of statues and busts, this gallery represents the immortal Gods, playful cherubs, and ugly Roman patricians. The finest classical statuary of Museo Pio-lementino depicts the elegance of first century

Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum

Museo Gregoriano Egiziano contains the masterpiece of Egypt. It exhibits fascinating artworks, vividly painted sarcophagi, and a macabre mummy.

Museo Gregoriano Etrusco

Museo Gregoriano Etrusco

The Museo Gregoriano Etrusco consists of eight galleries along with the ancient artworks and artifacts of Etruscan civilization. The marvelous collection of vases and Roman antiquities leaves the visitors with their mouth opened.

Map Gallery

Map Gallery

Locating on the upper floor of the museum, the last three galleries highlight the topographical maps of the ancient and modern Italy. The walls of Candelabra and the Tapestry Gallery are filled with the maps which were painted by the renowned painter of Perugia. The unique painted maps and the decorated vault ceilings make it the largest pictorial geographical study in the world.

Vatican Historical Museum

Vatican Historical Museum

The museum has two wings exhibiting a unique collection of portraits and several artifacts of the sixteenth century. The main wing highlights the miniature of the Popes, old religious paraphernalia, the memorable items of the Papal Military, and the household items of the Papal. Located on the ground floor, the second wing consists of decorated and adorable saddles, carriages, wagons, sedans and the first cars of the Popes.

Vatican Museum Vatican City Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You can book the tickets through this website. It avails you the best offers and lower prices. Pre-booking of the tickets will save your time and money.

How To Get Around?

Vatican City can easily be explored by foot. Moreover, metros and trams are also available. Most of the places are inaccessible for visitors. Self-driven vehicles are permitted for tourists.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear the clothes of your choice. Remember to cover the knees and shoulders while going into the churches and chapel. You can pack capris, trousers, denim along with casual button-downs. Moreover, a breezy long dress will look fabulous with stylish accessories. Flip-flops, shoes and flat sandals will provide you comfort. Carry a scarf or a pashmina with you as museums can be chilly even in summers.

Vatican Museum Vatican City Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Vatican Museum is from 9:00 am to 6:00. The museum remains closed on Sundays.



Will I Need a Guide?

No need to hire a guide as you will get all the essential relevant details on this website.

How To Get There?

Being the smallest country in the world, Vatican City has no airport. You can get a flight to Rome Ciampino Airport which is less than eight miles from Vatican City. There are several public transits which drive you into the city. Taxis, buses, and Metro of Vatican are well connected with other major sister cities.

Additional Info

Try to book the tickets online as it will save your time and money.Food items and drinks are not allowed to take inside the museum. You will find restaurants and cafes there. But it is forbidden to consume food and drinks inside the exhibition halls. Do not touch or climb on objects. Help the museum department to keep it safe. Children below the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult. Well, plan your schedule. Laptops, cameras, and cell phones are allowed in the Museum. Monopods, tripods, flashes or photography is strictly prohibited in the museum. The Lost and Found center is available in the museum for your convenience. Smoking, food items, drinks, large baggage, photographs, pen, marker, chewing gums are not allowed in the galleries and these must be left in the cloakroom of the museum. Be aware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings.

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