The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

Vatican Museums

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The Vatican Museums are a collection of museums located in Vatican City, located in Rome, Italy.

The Vatican Museums showcases historical and artistic works from the vast collection of works collected by many Popes of the Catholic Church over many centuries.

The Vatican Museums’ collections are over 70,000 works of which less than one-third are displayed at any point in time. There are 54 galleries in the museum with one of the key attractions being the Sistine Chapel.

The Masterpieces of The Vatican Museums include:

Further information about The Vatican Museums is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • Founder:           Pope Julius II
  • Established:    1506
  • Location:          Vatican City, Rome, Italy
  • Visitors:            6 million per Year
  • Website             http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en.html
  • Address:            Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma, Italy

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