Vatican Museums

Top 1% of attractions in Rome
8 / 10

16 expert reviews

“Gorgeous, awe-inspiring, life-changing. No photography or talking is allowed, so you get to admire the enormous Last Judgment covering the entire altar wall and the iconic Creation of Adam.”

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Fodor's Fodor's
"The Vatican palaces and museum spaces consist of an estimated 1,400 rooms, chapels, and galleries; one of the largest museums in the world for the smallest country in the world." Full review
To avoid the line into the museums, which can be three hours long in the high season, consider booking your ticket in advance online (biglietteriamusei.
Concierge Concierge
"The tiny sovereign state of the Vatican is an essential stopover on any Roman holiday and offers enough in itself to fill days if not weeks."
It would take weeks to do full justice to the overwhelming Vatican Museums, a 15-minute walk around the Vatican walls from the square, so choose the highlights that appeal to you.
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"The Vatican Museums contain a wealth of historical items and artistic works in the form of archeological findings, sculptures, mosaics, statue, and frescoes. " Full review
Time Out Time Out
"It's a brisk ten-minute walk around the Vatican walls from St Peter's to the Vatican Museums." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
Editor's Pick
"This seemingly endless series of museums and galleries occupies a good portion of Vatican City—the world's smallest independent country—and it overflows with masterpieces." Full review
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