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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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It is indeed crowded and people don't follow the rules (no talking, no photos), but if you understand what you're seeing and get immersed into the stories behind the painting, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It is indeed crowded and people don't follow the rules (no talking, no photos), but if you understand what you're seeing and get immersed into the stories behind the painting, you will enjoy this. The details are extraordinary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived at ticket booth early so that we could avoid the long lines. We considered those "Skip the Line" groups but opted to just get there early instead. We are glad we did. The doors opened and all the tour groups got in and about a half hour or so we were allowed in. Because our main goal was... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

No matter your beliefs, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel are so beautiful. It is a wonderful day touring the museum and then becoming awestruck at the power and beauty of Michelangelo's genius. If you visit Rome, this is a must. Remember, buy your tickets in advance. This is a must.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation for the Vatican Museum (which includes the Sistine Chapel) for 0930. This meant we could walk past the already large queue straight to the front and in. Once through security you go to a ticket desk (no queue) and exchange you reservation for tickets. We walked straight through the exhibits to the Sistine Chapel and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Second visit and underwhelmed by the ceiling second time around but blown away by the end wall. Initial crowds, you couldn't move, but these ebbed so had more time to contemplate, worth waiting for. Beautiful, overrated? 2wanderers.com

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Kavala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

In combination with the Vatican Museums it probably the most impressive attraction in Rome. It is worth the wait, if you decide to wait or the extra money if you decide to pay the "skip the line" cost.

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Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Michaelangelo's work of art beautifully displayed in the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. Once inside the chapel, no photography is allowed and everyone needs to be quiet. The venue for the selection of the next pope is done, the Papal conclave.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a must see, the ceiling is breathtaking, the queue to get in is long but worth it. It is just unbelievable how they managed to create a masterpiece so long ago. You can't take pictures but I got a postcard from the gift shop to remember to the visit.

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Gloucester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The Sistine Chapel is a mind blowing work of art. There is so much to see you will want to take your time taking it all in. Unfortunately, large numbers of tour groups and those on audio guides, oblivious to anyone else, block your path, crush you to the outsides and herd you through the chapel. On top of this,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is a marvelous display of great art in a real chapel. It was interesting to me that it is much smaller than I had thought it would be similar to the Mona Lisa. The art is simply fantastic. Be prepared to be packed in like sardines . Check to see when the lowest flow of people occurs

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