Vatican Museums Tickets

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starting from 36.50
  • 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


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.


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.


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.


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)

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

2 years ago


"So magic ..!! "

2 years ago


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2 years ago


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2 years ago


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

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United Kingdom
2 years ago


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

2 years ago


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

2 years ago


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