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Rome City Pass > All Attractions > Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are included and FREE in the Rome City Pass

Vatican Museums near Rome

Explore these collections (which are considered to be some of the most important collections in the world) that tells stories of different epochs. There are 14 different museums that are a part of the Vatican in Rome. The collection includes classical antiquities, pieces from the Orient, as wells as Etruscan-Italian and Early Christian and Middle Age Art. Artworks from artists like Raffael, DaVinci und Michelangelo attract more than 5 million visitors into the Vatican Museums. The Sistine Chapel is also considered to be the most famous museum in the Vatican. 

Opening hours Vatican Museum 

From 1 July to 31 October 2021
Monday to Thursday 08.30 a.m. – 06.30 p.m. (final entry 04.30 p.m.)
Friday and Saturday 08.30 a.m. – 10.30 p.m. (final entry 08.30 p.m.)

From 2 November 2021
Monday to Saturday 08.30 a.m. – 06.30 p.m. (final entry 04.30 p.m.)

On Wednesday, December 18th, the Vatican Museum opens at 10 am.
On Saturday, January 12th, the Vatican Museum is open until 1:30 pm.
On Monday, 24.12. and 31.12. the Vatican Museum closes at 3:30 pm, last entry is at 1:30 pm.

The vatican museum is usually closed on sundays, besides a few exceptions. Please check the offical website for further information. 

Admission Vatican Museum

adult: 21€

reduced: 12€

under 6: free


You can tell us your desired visit day as well as your preferred admission time via the message field in the first booking step.

Note:
Many street vendors try to sell overpriced tickets in front of the Vatican. Your Rome City Pass already includes the entry to the Vatican, so you do not need to buy any extra ticket.
With your booking voucher (which you receive via e-mail or in a printed DIN A4 format), you have to go to the official ticket counter "CASSE ONLINE E GRUPPI" and you will receive the preferred admission.

Address of the Vatican Museums

Address:
Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome 

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Description of the Vatican Museums

There are 14 different museums that are a part of the Vatican in Rome. The collection includes classical antiquities, pieces from the oriental, as wells as Etruscan-Italian and Early Christian and Middle Age Art. Artworks from artists like Raffael, DaVinci und Michelangelo attract more than 5 million visitors into the Vatican Museums. The Sistine Chapel is also considered to be the most famous museum in the Vatican. 

The papal palace, also called "Palazzi Vaticani," compromises of different galleries, chapels, chambers, halls, and courtyards. Nicolaus V first began the construction of the palace in 1450. However, 5 years later he unfortunately died. By this time, only the rooms and the Appartamento Borgia were finished. However, Sixtus V erected the main chapel (Capella Sistina) between 1471 to 1484. From 1484 to 1492, Innozenz VII built the garden house, and later Alexander VI further expanded the complex around the Tower of Borgia. This was supposed to have served as an investment. 

The "Musei e Collezioni" ("Museums and Collections" in English) houses many different collections of vases, antiques, paintings, and also of modern, religious, and Early Christian art. The Galleria Chiaramonti as well as the Galleria dette Braccio Nuovo and the Galleria Lapidaria (an epigraph gallery) are just a few galleries that you can visit. 

Museums that you visit in the Vatican are (for example) the Historical Museum of the Vatican, Museum of the Vatican Library and the Gregorian-Egyptian Museum. 

Buy your Rome City Pass including the admission ticket for the Vatican Museums here and stop standing hours on end in waiting lines. Simply click here to buy online. 

Please note that the security measures of the Vatican has become stricter, which means that there will be delays at the security check points. The Rome City Pass and its „preferred access” feature does not apply to security checks and Pass Holders cannot bypass these lines. Bags, backpacks, coats, and jackets could be inspected and searched through.  

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Free admission to world-famous sights and museums. Free airport transfer can be added. Discounts included.

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