A photograph is worth 1,000 words, which is approximately 200 words short of describing the grandeur of the world's most majestic treasures. Bring far-flung culture under your gaze with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two adult tickets and audio tours to Vatican Splendors at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (a $50 value).
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has been the home of international exhibits as well as those focused on Southern Florida and Caribbean culture since 2003, and will host the famous collection of Catholic relics until April 24, 2011, although this Groupon is valid for admission only through March 11, 2011. With more than 170 works of Vatican art and collectibles to view, the relics range from first-century finds to notable present-day future artifacts. Visitors can don complimentary headphones and follow the audio tour through ten galleries organized chronologically from Saint Peter through the current pope, Benedict the XVI. You'll ogle original Michelangelos, bone fragments of saints Peter and Paul, the papal throne, and personal accoutrements of Pope John Paul II, such as a bronze cast of his hands and a plastic cast of the Game Boy with which he exercised his nimble thumbs.
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is the last stop on the traveling exhibition's three-city American tour, and many of the religious relics left the Vatican for the first time since the furious paintball siege of 1313. Bring a date or parole officer to publicly appreciate some of organized religion's most magnificent collectibles.
Vatican Splendors entry is every 30 minutes during normal business hours until one hour prior to closing. Groupons may be redeemed for tickets to be used immediately or for advance tickets to be used at a later time or date, but both tickets must be used in one visit.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301Get Directions