Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Small Group Tour

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  • 2.5 hr

Vatican highlights 3 hour tour with skip the line tickets and professional friendly guide who will guide you through the Vatican Galleries and the Sistine Chapel. During the tour, you will visit the main Vatican galleries such as the Pine Cone Courtyard and the Octagonal Courtyard to enjoy the view of the famous marble groups such as the Laocoon and his sons, the Apollo & the Torso. Those marble groups inspired Michelangelo for representing the characters in the Last Judgment. You'll learn, from your guide, stories and anecdotes hidden in the artworks. As you head to the Sistine Chapel you will see the Gallery of Maps, Tapestries & Candelabra and walk to the Sistine Chapel to discover Michelangelo's ceiling with the Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement. Michelangelo in only 9 years he painted the frescoes commissioned by Pope Julius II and Paul III. Your tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where you will be able to spend as much time as you wish.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Real Barcelona Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Your tour will start in the Vatican Museums, where you will explore with our guide the most famous galleries, including the Pinacoteca, the Gallery of Tapestries, of the Candelabra and of the Maps. In the Pinacoteca, you will see the papal collection of the most refined Italian masters such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Giotto, Perugino, and Leonardo Da Vinci. The gallery is also famous for the collection of Tapestries from the Sistine Chapel. Then, you will enter the Gallery of the Candelabra, where you will have the opportunity to admire Roman the sculptures and the painted ceilings. Entering the Gallery of Maps, you will be able to see the collection of the topographical maps of Italy painted by Friar Ignazio Danti for the Pope of the Gregorian Calendar called Gregory XIII.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Gallery of the Maps

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Gallery of the Tapestries

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Raphael’s rooms

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vatican Museums

Borgia apartments

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sistine Chapel

Then, you will access the Sistine Chapel, where you will remain astonished by the view of the marvelous Michelangelo's frescoes. You will have the opportunity to admire the Last Judgment and the Creation of the World, the artist's masterpieces created in different periods of his life.

Duration: 30 minutes
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