The Vatican Museums are full of artistic and historical treasures by some of the world's greatest artists. Inside you’ll find epoch-defining masterpieces from Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Caravaggio (to name a few).
The collection, housed in 54 galleries, includes the statue of Laocoön, the Apollo del Belvedere, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps, and of course, the Sistine Chapel, with Michelangelo's renowned frescoes. The artwork here changed the course of Western art.
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Make sure you go to the Entrance at the "back" of the Vatican and don't try to access the Vatican Museum from St Peter's Square!
The que seemed to go on for ever, but with the skip the line tickets we went straight to the front and we're in the building in less than 5 minutes. Absolutely brilliant.