One can rightly call Vatican one of the most beautiful and interesting places on the planet. In order to understand and see all the sights well, it will take much time. Therefore, tourists prepare the ground in advance and even before arriving in the Vatican they choose the most interesting sights for themselves.
Vatican Museums Open on Mondays
The architecture of the buildings is an excellent example of the High Renaissance. Its classical beauty is complemented and emphasized by the exhibits: an antique statue of Apollo, the architectural group Laocoon, and sons, Perseus by Canova (Antonio Canova) Belvedere’s torso, a statue of Aphrodite of Cnidus.
Museum of Pius Clement
All these miracles are exhibited in the courtyard of the Belvedere – the Museum of Pius Clement. The ideological inspirer of the collection of these objects of art is Pope Clement XIV, who was in power in the 70s of the XVIII century. His successor, Pius VI, also did not deprive the museum of his attention. In total, the Museum of Pius Clement has 8 halls.
Gregorian Egyptian Museum
Another interesting exhibition located on the upper floors of the Belvedere is the Gregorian Egyptian Museum. The first exhibits were collected by Pope Pius VII, the museum was already organized by his successor – Gregory XVI in 1839. In 9 halls you can see cult Egyptian objects dated to the III century BC. The most popular are the headless statue of the priest of Ujagorresent, the statues of the pharaohs, sarcophagi, ancient mummies, canopy. There are also separate rooms dedicated to the cultures of Mesopotamia and Syria.
Do Vatican Museums Open on Mondays?
All Vatican museums are closed on Sundays, except for the last Sunday of the month, if it does not coincide with Easter, June 29 (Day of Saints Peter and Paul), December 25 and December 26 (Christmas).
On the last Sunday of each month (if it does not coincide with the above holidays) – FREE ENTRANCE to the Vatican Museums from 9:00 to 12:30 (if you are lucky, of course, given the incredible queues even on ordinary days). Tickets cannot be booked online on this day.
Ticket offices 9 – 16 hours
The Vatican Museums close at 6 p.m.
January 1, 6
February 11, 22
March 19, 28
June 29 (Day of Saints Peter and Paul)
December 8, 26
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