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Skip-the-line Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your pace
"Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City and spend more time admiring staggering works of art and less time waiting in line!Your privileged fast track entrance ticket provides access to one of the most extraordinary art collections in the world. Exchange your voucher for an official entrance ticket and enter the Museums at the time specified to begin exploring at your own pace visiting the areas that interest you most. See the square garden of the Vatican Pinacoteca built by the architect Luca Beltrami for Pope Pius XI.Marvel at the classical sculptures in the Museo Pio Clementino including the Hall of Animals set up under Pope Pius VI. Go to the Vatican Biblioteque or wander among dazzling candelabra in the Gallery of Chandeliers. See the work of early cartographers in the Gallery of Maps and discover the Raphael Rooms in the pope’s private chambers.A undoubted highlight is the legendary Sistine Chapel
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Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
"Rise early to meet your host outside the Vatican Museums and then head straight inside to the Sistine Chapel hearing about its history and treasures on the way (talking is not permitted inside). As one of the first visitors of the day make the most of this sacred room without the crowds and stand up close to incredible artwork such as Michelangelo’s The Last Judgement – the iconic blue fresco that adorns the chapel’s back wall.The Renaissance-era genius was also responsible for the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling frescoes collectively representing one of the largest bodies of artwork to be painted by just one person. Gaze upward and marvel at scenes depicting Old Testament tales like the world-famous Creation of Adam where God brings Adam to life with the touch of his finger. After strolling around the chapel
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Before Hours Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Basilica Tour
"If you've ever seen the lines waiting outside the Vatican Museums then you'll truly understand the meaning of 'lined up round the block'. With this tour you will not be subject to that experience!Your group tour will enter the Vatican museums a whole hour before the general public is allowed inside*. Taking you where you will be one of the first to enter this sacred room you'll enjoy plenty of time to admire Michelangelo's incredible masterpiece before the crowds flood in. The Popes have spent centuries collecting masterpieces that are displayed throughout the Vatican museums. Not all of these however are hung on the wall as some walls themselves have actually been decorated by the likes of Raphael and Michelangelo. This Vatican small group tour will introduce you to some of the world's most famous works of art
From $89.00

Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel Tips (76)

Saint Peter Altar And Burial Place 2

more pictures around the altar

the Central Part of the Basilica is the High Altar of which lies above the Tomb of Saint Peter Below of which there is a dual stairs going to a central door to the entrance of Saint Peter's Tomb which was discovered purportedly by Pope Pius XII in 1939.

Saint Peter's Basilica is the second most famous Attraction in Vatican City and is the most famous Roman Catholic Church in the World. This Church was remodeled in November of 1626 over the decaying previous Saint Peter's Basilicas that was made in the fourth century as by the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine The Great. The Saint Peter's Basilca is where the remains of Saint Peter (buried under the altar), the First Apostle, was buried and where many of the early Christian martrys and Previous Pope lie buried as this place was formerly the Circus of Nero, which where the site of early Christian Persecutions and Crucifixions. The Basilica is one of the 4 major Basilicas of Rome *the Cathdedral of Rome is St; John The Lateran Cathedral) but it eclipses all the churches and basilicas of Rome due to it's significance and history. This famous Basilica was designed by famous Rennaissane Artists such as Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

The basilica is cruciform in shape, with an elongated nave in the Latin cross and several side chapels deicated to the saints (and previous popes who became saints as well) and various Worls of Art such as Michaelangelo's Pieta and the famous Dome, designed by Giacomo della Porta and Fontana.

hours:

7.00 am to 7.00 pm, April to September and from 7.00 am to 600 pm, October to March.

admission is free

Phone: +39 06 6988 3731



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Nov 23, 2016

Capella Sistina 2

part two of my tips with more pictures around the Sistine chapel

The Capella Sisitan (Sistine Chapel) is the most famous Attraction of Vatican City and is closely followed by Saint Peter's Basilica. Besides being the Site of the Papal Conclave where the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elect a Pope after a Pope's Death, This Chapel holds the
magnificent frescoes made by Michaelangelo Buonarotti and particular pictures of the frescoes and the infamous Biagio de Cesena ( A bishop that was an emeny of Michaelangelo) depicted as Minos with donkey ears was being bitten in the genitalia by a coiled snake.

The Chapel was completed in 1481 and takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Besides the most Famous Frescoes Called The Last Judgement made by Michaelangelo Buonarotti, the chapel also holds frescoes on the side ceilings made by Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Roselli and other Artists and hence you would have a feeling of Grandeur while viewing these wonderful priceless frescoes and Paintings at the chapel.

no picture taking is allowed in the Sistine chapel whatsoever (I did manage to sneak a few pictures though).

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332



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Nov 23, 2016

Capella Sistina 1

The Capella Sisitan (Sistine Chapel) is the most famous Attraction of Vatican City and is closely followed by Saint Peter's Basilica. Besides being the Site of the Papal Conclave where the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church elect a Pope after a Pope's Death, This Chapel holds the
magnificent frescoes made by Michaelangelo Buonarotti and particular pictures of the frescoes and the infamous Biagio de Cesena ( A bishop that was an emeny of Michaelangelo) depicted as Minos with donkey ears was being bitten in the genitalia by a coiled snake.

The Chapel was completed in 1481 and takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Besides the most Famous Frescoes Called The Last Judgement made by Michaelangelo Buonarotti, the chapel also holds frescoes on the side ceilings made by Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Roselli and other Artists and hence you would have a feeling of Grandeur while viewing these wonderful priceless frescoes and Paintings at the chapel.

no picture taking is allowed in the Sistine chapel whatsoever (I did manage to sneak a few pictures though).

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332

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Nov 23, 2016

Courtyard Beside Sistine Chapel

the Courtyard Beside the Sistine Chapel and the northern Border of the Saint Peter's Basilica has a mice fountain and some statues of Famous Saints and also many tourist converge to hang around and wait for their friends before proceeding to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum Tours.

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332

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Nov 23, 2016
 
 
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3 D Ceiling Frescoes 2

more pictures of the frescoes along the gallery of maps

this will be pictures of the spectacular 3 dimensional frescoes painted on the ceiling of the Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Cartographic Maps which were made by renaissance artists.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332


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3 D Ceiling Frescoes 1

this will be pictures of the spectacular 3 dimensional frescoes painted on the ceiling of the Gallery of Tapestries and Gallery of Cartographic Maps which were made by renaissance artists.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332

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Nov 23, 2016

Gallery Of Maps

this will be pictures of the Gallery of Maps of which there are many cartographic sketches and paintings of various maps of the different areas of Italy being governed by different kingdoms and the Papal States before the Unification of Italy.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

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Nov 22, 2016

Gallery Of Tapestries

This will be pictures of the Gallery of Tapestries which is part of the 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums and has various tapestries hanging from each side and 3 dimensional frescoes done by artists that extends to the gallery of maps and Sala Sobieski.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332

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Gallery Of Candelabria

this will be pictures of the Galley of Candelabria, which is filled with floor mosaics and several frescoes in the Ceilings.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332

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Nov 22, 2016

Gallery Of Statues 2

more pictures around the Gallery of Statues

this will be pictures of the Gallery of Statues, which is part of the 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332



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Nov 22, 2016

Gallery Of Statues

this will be pictures of the Gallery of Statues, which is part of the 54 galleries in the Vatican Museums.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332

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Nov 22, 2016

Gregorian Gallery

this will be pictures of the Gregorian and Etruscan Galleries of the Vatican Museums, which are part of the 54 galleries of the Vatican Museums.

Tickets to the Vatican Museums can be purchased online in advance or at their ticket counters along the entrance in Viale Vaticano (or Near the Sistine Chapel).

admission price:

adults and children: 16 euros per person (including Sistine chapel)

Hours:

9:00 am to 4:00 pm everyday (entrance, but the museum closes at 6 pm).

closed during:

Sunday (except the last Sunday of every month, free entrance from 9 am to 12.30 pm; the Museums close at 2 pm unless it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen)

January 1, 6
February 11
February 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (St. Peter and Paul)
August 15
November 1
December 8, 26

Phone: +39 06 6988 3332


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Nov 22, 2016

Things to Do Near Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel

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The Sistine Chapel

part two of my tips with more stolen shots of the Sistine Chapel. The Capella Sisitan (Sistine Chapel) is the most famous Attraction of Vatican City and is closely followed by Saint Peter's Basilica....
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St. Peter's Basilica - Basilica San Pietro

The church is massive on the inside. You realise how big until you walk it from end to end. In a bit of a 'we're bigger and better than you are' headspace, there re markings on the ground showing how...
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St. Peter's Basilica

this time pictures of the entrance to Saint Peter's Tomb the Central Part of the Basilica is the High Altar of which lies above the Tomb of Saint Peter Below of which there is a dual stairs going to...
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Vatican Museums

My top tip to enjoying the Vatican is to order your tickets in advance online to avoid waiting in the lines. We went during a time when Rome wasn't crawling with tourists and tour groups, but it was...
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St. Peter's Square - Piazza San Pietro

Before I went to St. Peter’s Square, I had always thought that there was just one row of Doric columns around the square, but in fact there are four. From most places in the square, you can see the...
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St. Peters Square ( Piazza San Pietro)

this will be pictures of the Saint Peter and Paul Statues along the front of the Saint Peter's Basilica Welcoming the Pilgrims and Guests to Vatican City. Saint Peter's Square is the main public...
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Getting to Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel

Address

00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Hours

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 16:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 16:00

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