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From Monday to Saturday
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. ( final entry 4.00 p.m. )

Every last Sunday of the month
9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. ( final entry 12.30 p.m. )

Opening the Museums at dawn, being the first to cross the threshold of the Sistine Chapel, visiting inaccessible places “behind closed doors”

The Vatican harbors one of the world's greatest museum complexes, a series of some twelve collections and apartments whose highlights include Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms .

It's a good idea to get up extra early and be at the grand new monumental museum entrance (next door to the old one) before it opens—30 minutes before in summer—or be prepared to wait behind a dozen bus loads of tourists.

In fact, you should aim to do the Vatican Museums first, St. Peter's second, since they start shooing you out the museum doors at 3:30pm most days, 1:30pm many Saturdays (and, on the last Sunday of the month when it opens its doors for free, at 12:30pm).

Police detectives have uncovered one of the largest collections of child pornography ever within the walls of the Vatican.

As the Catholic Church continue to suppress evidence of  institutional child abuse  involving high-ranking officials, detectives recently uncovered “unprecedented” amounts of explicit images and videos of child rape within the Vatican itself.

Humansarefree.com reports: The Vatican Promotor of Justice, Gian Piero Milano, released a report in response to the allegations which he read in full to Catholic Church officials during a judicial ceremony.

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From Monday to Saturday
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. ( final entry 4.00 p.m. )

Every last Sunday of the month
9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. ( final entry 12.30 p.m. )

Opening the Museums at dawn, being the first to cross the threshold of the Sistine Chapel, visiting inaccessible places “behind closed doors”

The Vatican harbors one of the world's greatest museum complexes, a series of some twelve collections and apartments whose highlights include Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms .

It's a good idea to get up extra early and be at the grand new monumental museum entrance (next door to the old one) before it opens—30 minutes before in summer—or be prepared to wait behind a dozen bus loads of tourists.

In fact, you should aim to do the Vatican Museums first, St. Peter's second, since they start shooing you out the museum doors at 3:30pm most days, 1:30pm many Saturdays (and, on the last Sunday of the month when it opens its doors for free, at 12:30pm).

Police detectives have uncovered one of the largest collections of child pornography ever within the walls of the Vatican.

As the Catholic Church continue to suppress evidence of  institutional child abuse  involving high-ranking officials, detectives recently uncovered “unprecedented” amounts of explicit images and videos of child rape within the Vatican itself.

Humansarefree.com reports: The Vatican Promotor of Justice, Gian Piero Milano, released a report in response to the allegations which he read in full to Catholic Church officials during a judicial ceremony.

In 1956 a modern art collection was initiated, which exhibits secular works by such 19th- and 20th-century artists as Renoir, Seurat, Van Gogh, Rouault, Matisse, and Picasso. In 1973 the Vatican opened its first museum of contemporary art, including the work of both European and U.S. artists, housed in 65 galleries in the Vatican Palace.

The Vatican Museums, in the enclave of Vatican City, are noted above all for the frescoes by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, which were restored in the 1980s and ’90s in one of the most ambitious conservation projects undertaken in Europe.

The extensive collections of the Vatican also saw considerable reorganization during the 18th century. The Capitoline Museum was opened to the public in 1734, and the Palazzo dei Conservatori was converted to a picture gallery in 1749. The Pio-Clementino Museum, now part of the museum complex in Vatican City, opened…

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From Monday to Saturday
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. ( final entry 4.00 p.m. )

Every last Sunday of the month
9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. ( final entry 12.30 p.m. )

Opening the Museums at dawn, being the first to cross the threshold of the Sistine Chapel, visiting inaccessible places “behind closed doors”

The Vatican harbors one of the world's greatest museum complexes, a series of some twelve collections and apartments whose highlights include Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms .

It's a good idea to get up extra early and be at the grand new monumental museum entrance (next door to the old one) before it opens—30 minutes before in summer—or be prepared to wait behind a dozen bus loads of tourists.

In fact, you should aim to do the Vatican Museums first, St. Peter's second, since they start shooing you out the museum doors at 3:30pm most days, 1:30pm many Saturdays (and, on the last Sunday of the month when it opens its doors for free, at 12:30pm).

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From Monday to Saturday
9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. ( final entry 4.00 p.m. )

Every last Sunday of the month
9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. ( final entry 12.30 p.m. )

Opening the Museums at dawn, being the first to cross the threshold of the Sistine Chapel, visiting inaccessible places “behind closed doors”

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