MUSEI

Vatican Museums Tickets

Via Leone IV, 25, Roma, RM, Italia - 55 Reviews
starting from 26
  • Validity: 1 day
  • Mobile Ticket
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Audioguide available
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • See the famous Laocoon, the amazing Sistine Chapel and the Raphael's Rooms
  • Skip the line and don't waste your time
  • Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Vatican Museums
  • Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want

A huge wonderful collection

Museums

The Vatican Museums consist of the real museums and of some areas of the Vatican Palaces; the complex houses thousands of works from every age, from ancient Egypt to the Etruscan civilization, from ancient Greek and Roman art to Renaissance art, and his great importance lies not only in the works conserved, but also in the wonderful environment in which they appear.

History

The origin of the Museums is situated in the year 1506 when Pope Julius II purchased, on the advice of Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo Buonarroti, the first work which still finds place here: the sculpture of Laocoon with his sons who fight against snakes.

Collections

The first nucleus of the Vatican Museums was the "Courtyard of Statues"(today the Octagonal Courtyard), made by Pope Julius II.

In their current form, the Museums and Papal Galleries were originated by Clement XIV and Pius VI and took the name of Museo Pio-Clementino, while Gregory XVI in 1837 founded the Etruscan Museum, in 1839 the Egyptian Museum and in 1844 the Lateran Profane Museum.

The complex also houses the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, decorated under Pope Gregory XIII, but especially the beautiful Rooms and Loggia of Raphael, which were decorated under Julius II and Leo X (1513-1521); the Niccolina Chapel painted by Beato Angelico under the pontificate of Nicholas V; the Sistine Chapel, which takes its name from its founder Pope Sixtus IV; the Borgia Apartment; the Vatican Pinacoteca commissioned by Pope Pius XI in 1932; the Missionary-Ethnological Museum.

In 1973 was added the Collection of Modern Religious Art and Contemporary Art, inaugurated by Paul VI, that houses works of Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Vincent Van Gogh. The Historical Museum, also founded in 1973, houses some relics of the Pontifical Military Corps and there is also a section of the Papal carriages and automobiles.

Masterpieces

Ancient art:

  • Apollo of Belvedere
  • The group of Laocoon
  • Apoxyomenos
  • Torso Belvedere

Medieval art:

  • Giotto, Polittico Stefaneschi, 1320 approx.

Renaissance art:

  • Leonardo da Vinci, St. Gerolamo, 1480 approx.
  • Michelangelo, St. Pietro's crucifixion, 1545 approx.
  • Raphael, Transfiguration, 1518 approx.

Modern art:

  • Caravaggio, Deposition, 1603 approx.
  • Antonio Canova, Perseus triumphantly, 1800 approx.

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Full-time entrance and you stay how long you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

What is not included

  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.

  • Audioguide: available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • Children under 6 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

To remember

  1. It is necessary to book at least 5 workdays before the visit.

  2. The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museums starting from entrance time.

  3. The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museums.

  4. For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 2 hours to visit the Museums.

  5. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.

  6. To enter the museum it is necessary to be accompanied by one of our tour operator who has your final tickets. He will be waiting for you 20 minutes before the scheduled time in via Leone IV n°25, at the corner with Germanico Street at the BUS Stop.

  7. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.

  8. You are invited to dress appropriately.

  9. Italy Tickets is not responsible for eventual lack of service caused by the ticket offices or activities of the Holy Father.


55 Reviews
Poland
3 weeks ago

Sebastian

"WARTO SKORZYSTAĆ Z OFERTY - OSZCZĘDZAMY MNÓSTWO CZASU "

Germany
2 months ago

Aneta

"Super, szybko, bezproblemowo i bez kolejek. Polecam "

Greece
2 months ago

Chaideftos

"So magic ..!! "

Poland
2 months ago

Aleksandra

"Spotkanie i przekazanie biletów odbyło się zgodnie z ustaleniami Doprowadzenie do wejścia i przekazanie informacji było profesjonalne"

Poland
3 months ago

Dorota

"We Florencji zamiana vocher na bilet o wiele lepsza. Muzea watykańskie niepotrzebnie angażują tak dużo osób. Powinny być kasy dla zamiany vocherów na bilety tak jak do Uffici we Florencji. Niemniej jedna pani, która się nami zajęła była bardzo dobra. Pozdrawiam Dorota Branicka"

Poland
3 months ago

Daria

"Very nice quide. All was good and profesional. "

Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 months ago

Nihad

"Recommendation!"

United Kingdom
3 months ago

Mustafa

"Sistine chapel is amazing it is essential to have an audio guide."

China
3 months ago

Zheng

"VERY BEAUTIFUL. But I have to admit that it is a little hot for me in August "

Turkey
3 months ago

Mert

"It was a great experience. Everone must see there once entire his/her life."