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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible...
Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
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The Sistine Chapel is an amazing building. Well worth the visit but be prepared for long queues, lots of people, having to shuffle rather than walk and then having to move fairly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Sistine Chapel is truly an amazing place; however, when you're standing shoulder to shoulder with hoards of people, it's very hard to enjoy it. The guards are all over, which I can understand, and they---or other people employed there---are saying "Shhhhh" continually. Something needs to be done to limit the numbers in the chapel at any one time as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Sistine Chapel is an amazing building. Well worth the visit but be prepared for long queues, lots of people, having to shuffle rather than walk and then having to move fairly quickly through the Chapel. We did a tour with Italy With Us and it was well worth the money. You get to skip the line but are still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The art work is amazing. Even if you're not interested in art this place is a must see just for the sheer scale of the work undertaken so long ago.

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately my first visits to the Chapel were in 1963 and 1972. Yes, the colors were muted by centuries of smoke and pollution, but we could spend all the time we needed to discover the events incredibly portrayed on walls and ceiling, guide book in hand. An experience of a lifetime, but impossible today.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There's nothing I can say about the collections of art in the Sistine Chapel that others have not eloquently written before. They're priceless, they're beautiful beyond words, and they're awe inspiring. This is also one of those once in a lifetime visits that can turn out to be one of your worst travel experiences if you go during regular hours.... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We pre-booked a Friday Night Guided Tour directly with the Vatican Museum. I believe the crowd was much smaller than the day. Also, it was much cooler. I cannot imagine doing the tour in the middle of the afternoon heat. I visited the Sistine Chapel in 1983. Memory fades, but it does appear the colours really pop after the cleaning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We bought our tickets from the Vatican museum website the night before visiting, for the afternoon entrance. The line outside the ticket office to buy tickets was incredibly long, but with our pre bought "skip the line" tickets we simply walked in, went through security and entered the museums. There were masses of people and moving through was slow, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I don't know what is worse, the hordes of people they allow in the place or getting sucked into a tour. There was soo many people you can barley turn around, shoulder to shoulder. And in the tour we were literally rushed through and not only could we not stop to look at anything we didn't even get to see... More 

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Swansea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

After the tour of the Vatican museums you finish at the Sistine chapel which is awe inspiring in terms of the amount detail and quality of the decorations. What is worth noting we thought was that you enter at the end by the alter and are immediately ushered down the steps to stand in the crowds on the floor.we felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is where the Cardinals elect the next Pope and where holy mass is celebrated. No photography is allowed but there were still disrespectful tourists ignoring the rule. They actually employ guys to "sssssh! every so often - it should be peaceful but with so many packed in, it's quite noisy. Beautiful artwork similar to that seem in the Vatican... More 

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