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Overview
Highlights
  • Discover the treasures of the Renaissance in the Vatican Museums, formerly the Pope's private art collection
  • See the amazing Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo's famous frescoes, at your leisure
  • Get assistance with the mandatory security procedures before being escorted to the museums
Exhibitions
The Signs of the Sacred. The Imprints of the Real. Twentieth-Century Graphic Arts
Now on - Feb 29, 2020 (ends in 1 day)

From two world wars up to the advent of the nuclear age, the greatest artists of the recent centuries lived through some turbulent times. Occasionally, they reflected on events by returning to biblical themes – albeit drenched in Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, or Postmodernism.

With this exhibition, you can unravel this new spirituality by browsing some 150 works. These are mostly unpublished masterpieces of graphic art, drawings, paintings, and sculptures by Edvard Munch, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and many more notable contemporaries.

These works are part of a larger collection spanning 4,000 pieces, usually tucked away in the crevasses of the museum's storage. It was amassed by Pope Paul VI in an effort to reconnect the historical link between art and the church.

Description

VIP treatment at the Vatican Museums – it's no longer only for the Pope! Join your escort near the museums and get a hand with the check-in procedure. You'll be taken swiftly into the venue (past the long lines) to discover the Sistine Chapel at your leisure.

Getting into the Vatican Museums can be confusing and stressful. This ticket turns it into a comfortable experience. Meet your knowledgeable and friendly escort close to the museums, and you'll be assisted through security, hassle-free.

Once inside, explore this mind-blowing collection of Renaissance art, and its crowning glory, the Sistine Chapel, in your own time. See Michelangelo's handiwork. And along the way, take in Raphael's School of Athens, the Hall of Tapestries, the Map Room, and so much more.

Ticket
What's included
Assistance at the meeting point
Free WiFi at the meeting point
Fast-track access to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
Guided tour
Audio guide (available on-site)
Access to St. Peter's Basilica
Additional info

Admission:

  • Last admission at 16:00

Getting There:

  • Metro: Line A, get off at Ottaviano
  • Bus: Line 40, get off at Traspontina/Conciliazione
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Instructions
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Touristation office
Viale Vaticano 95, 00192, Rome
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Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
  • Go to the Touristation office (point 1 on the map), look for the Tiqets sign at the entrance and meet your escort there
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the representative, who will then take you to the Vatican Museums and help you get inside. Make sure to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before your booked timeslot
Venue
Opening hours
Vatican Museums
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Ticket Office
Friday 08:45 - 16:30
Saturday 08:45 - 16:30
Sunday Closed
Monday 08:45 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:45 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:45 - 16:30
Thursday 08:45 - 16:30
Exhibition
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
How to get there
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
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Ratings & reviews
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Feb 18, 2020
Excellent. Simple to book, worth the money.
Jan 7, 2020
Fantastic!
Jan 5, 2020
We had to wait for a small group to get in. It was crowded but we got in quite quickly. This is really the place with too many turists.

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