Vatican museums - Roma

The Vatican museums' history started at the time of the pope Julius II. He was a great amateur of ancient sculptures and contemporaneous art and was the first to display such works of art to the public. But it was only in the XVIIIth century that were created the two first Vatican museums, at Clement XII time. However, the largest part of he project was done by Clement XIV and Pius VI who created the Pio-Clementino museum, heart of the complex. For the museum's creation was enlarged the Vatican palace. The latest one, the Historical Museum, was founded in 1973.

Things to see: the museums, namely the Gregorian Egyptian museum, the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, the Classical Antiquities Museum, the Pio Cristiano Museum, the Sacred Museum, the Profane Museum, the Missionary Ethnologic Musuem, the Vatican Historical Museum, the Religious Modern Art Collection, the Art Gallery; the Vatican Palace: Belvedere Palace, upper and lower galleries, Raphael's Halls, the Sistine chapel, Borgias' residence, etc.

Opening

10.00-12.30 or 10.00-15.30 depending on calendar. Check their web site
Closed on Sunday, except last Sunday of the month

Prices

12,00


Address : Viale Vaticano Roma Italy

Phone : +39 06 69883333

Web : http://www.vatican.va

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