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In the guided tour in The Holy City of the Vatican that houses the Holy See, the highest institution of the Catholic Church, you will be able to know the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You won't have to wait for the endless lines to the Vatican Museums, as it is an added bonus of your visit.
Our tour begins when entering the imposing St. Peter's Square On this guided tour of the Vatican we will visit three of the most important places in Rome.
Vatican Museums: It is an extensive collection of the Catholic Church, it was the private collection of Julius II, Pope in 1503. They show works from an extensive collection of works, sculptures, paintings in galleries ...
During the tour we will visit the Gallery of the Tapestries, the Candelabra Gallery, the Gallery of Maps and the Belvedere Courtyard.
The Sistine Chapel: It is the best known Chapel in Vatican City for being the residence of the Pope and is also the seat of the Conclave (a meeting in which the cardinal electors elect a new pope). Its fresco decoration stands out, especially The Creation and The Last Judgment, both works by Michelangelo.
Basilica of Saint Peter: Once inside, there is an overwhelming and peaceful feeling for being the largest and most important religious temple of Catholicism and the church, where the Pope celebrates the most important liturgies. This stands on the tomb of the Apostle Peter.
Due to its large size (it was considered gigantic in its time) it seemed unfeasible, and it was on the verge of succumbing. Its construction lasted more than 160 years and great artists of the time worked on it. For example, Maderno made the façade, Michelangelo painted each of the details of its imposing dome, and Bernini built the square.