The Vatican Museum

I visited the Vatican with my friends Melinda and Gina that I met at the campsite I was staying at. Something I didn’t realize prior to this is that the Vatican is actually considered its own country! We decided to go on the last Sunday of the month because it was free. I really didn’t plan it like this, it just kind of worked out that way. In hindsight, I’m pretty sure I would’ve rather paid the 8 euros on a normal day than deal with the massive crowds on the free day, if there is even any difference. We arrived a little after 8 in the morning with the museum opening at 9:00. This was the line already when we arrived…

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And behind us about 10 minutes after we got there…

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Some of the people in line were pretty rude and some were kind of sneeky. There was a group of about 50 Korean tourists (easy to spot from miles away) that started out behind us in this crowd and somehow the entire group ended up in front of us when it got down to a single file line. We were confused how that happened.

Once you’re inside the place is like a maze, and the massive of amount of people and tour groups there, it took forever to walk through. That’s why I said I would’ve rather paid. Anyway, here’s some shots from inside.

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There was a room with some modern religious art that I thought was pretty cool. Here’s a couple of those pieces.

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Now, what you’ve all been waiting for…The Sistine Chapel! It was kind of tough to get these with all the people running up to you screaming NO PHOTO, NO PHOTO!!!

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