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Vatican Museums Guide

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A couple of years ago I was a weekend to Rome with my parents. I had long wanted my mother to see The Vatican and finally we decided to take the plunge. As my parents are older, when choosing a hotel in Rome I decided to look for one near the Vatican so that my parents didn't have to walk much. In that getaway we did not visit the Vatican Museums, but they are an essential visit of the city that, luckily, I was able to visit on my previous trips to the eternal city.

How to get to the Vatican Museums?

The Vatican Museums They are on the Vatican Street, a street located at the rear of the Vatican. The nearest metro stations are Ottaviano - S. Pietro - Musei Vaticani and Cipro, both of the A line and a ten minute walk from the museum. It can also be accessed by bus. Line 49 has the stop in front of the museum entrance. In the nearby Piazza Risorgimento buses 32, 81 and 982 stop and on Via Leone IV stop the numbers 492 and 990.

Times and prices of the Vatican Museums

The museum's opening hours from Monday to Saturday are from nine in the morning to four in the afternoon, although the museum closes at six in the afternoon. On Sundays the Vatican museums close, except the last Sunday of each month, in which access is free from nine to twelve noon (closes at two in the afternoon) .The museum closes on the most relevant religious dates: 1 and January 6, February 11, March 19, Sunday and Easter Monday, May 1, June 29, August 14 and 15, November 1 and December 25 and 26. General admission costs € 16 and admission for children under 18 and students under 26 costs € 8.

Before traveling to Rome, I recommend that buy the ticket online and so you will save the ticket at the box office, which is usually very long.

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