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Vatican Museums

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

Vatikanischen Museen in der Nähe von Rom

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. 

Address of the Vatican Museums

Address:
Viale Vaticano
00165 Rome 

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.