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Sistine Chapel

Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Ranked #12 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We booked a tour through What a Life and entered the Vatican at 8am rather than 9am. We headed straight for the Sistina and our tour of 4 were the only ones there for 15 minutes or so until another couple arrived! We knew nothing but the basics about the chapel until our tour guide gave us a 45 minute... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I thought the artwork was beautiful. The place itself cannot be faulted. The guards however are a different matter. I understand the rule of no photos and silence, but they were very loud and rude. My partner was not taking photos and had his camera around his neck like it had been all day. He had forgotten to turn off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is not a huge chapel and there were tons and tons of people being herded through. Keep in mind that it is a chapel so you have to respect the place and be quiet. You constantly hear people shushing others. Also, photography is not allowed here. Another thing is that make sure you wear appropriate clothing. No bare shoulders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It is simply amazing what Michelangelo created centuries ago inside Sistine Chapel. One needs to see it to believe the intricate detailing inside the chapel and the numerous stories behind each of the art work. A must visit wherever you are in the world!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Sistine Chapel is truly beautiful but I have to say the crowd management through the Museum and the Chapel does take a bit away from the experience in peak times. Like most major sites in Italy, you MUST do the pre-booking in peak periods. We were there in the Xmas-New Year busy time and the queue went around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on the last Sunday of the month, which is free entry. the queue was massive but don't let this put you off. We started queuing at 9am and it moved steadily until we got in about 10. We spent an hour and a half looking round the Vatican museum and Sistine chapel, simply amazing. Although the queue was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I did not appreciate art until I started seeing painting and sculptures in Italy. The ceiling lived up to its reputation...a must to go to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When you first enter the chapel you are met with the throngs of people all viewing the artwork in awe. Although there is work by several Renaissance artists, the main two pieces are the ceiling and altar wall by Michelangelo. Unfortunately, you are unable to take photographs of this fine work and if seen, the guards will personally ensure that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I visited the Vatican this past November. The manager at my hotel (Vatican Skyline) made my reservation and printed my entrance pass in advance. He told me once I arrived there would be two lines, one for guided tours and one for self guided visitors. He recommended I rent the audio guide and make my way around on my own.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Sistine chapel and the vatican museum are amazing. If you are not going in the height of the holiday season do not bother to pay the extra 9 euros per ticket to avoid the queues because in mid January we walked straight in! I would steer away from the organised tours. I recommend either a guide book or self... More 

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