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Sistine Chapel

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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Ranked #12 of 24 Attractions in Vatican City
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Art Museums
Traveler Description: 2008 Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Protocol: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Hours: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM (Mon-Sat) with the last exit at 6... more »
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I thought I would be overwhelmed by the chapel but I wasn't.yes, great to see the famous paintings and all of that but the whole journey through the museums and ( about 1.5 hours) I supposed I was just tired at the end. Art lovers, those who have a religious attachment would love it of course and that is true.Maybe... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Wow, what an amazing area! Go with a local guide to get the full story behind the building and the paintings!! So much to see and hear about, well worth a visit!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We visited Sistine Chapel because It is so famous, and indeed a work of a Master. It is most helpful for the guide to explain what we are going to see at the end (the Chapel is the last stop of the guided tour) and it is a silent stop (because of the sacredness of the Chapel). Alas, I think... More

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I visited the Sistine Chapel in 1968, and I was overwhelmed. This time it felt like a cattle call. It was hard to stop and enjoy looking at the magnificent ceiling with the guards constantly telling people to keep moving or move to the center (which was packed). No speaking is allowed, and everyone is reminded by the "shushing" and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The paintings in the Sistine Chapel have no match. It was breathless to enter and marvel at the artwork.

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The vault of the Chapel painted by Michelangelo from 1508-1512 is extraordinary and no previous illustrations in books or films can prepare you for the magnitude and the scope of his work. We had previously visited in 1977 and since the restoration in the late 20th century, the vibrancy and impact of the work is greatly increased. Above the altar... More

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

You have to visit as part of the museum tour and we booked on line to skip the queues which worked very well. Some quite wonderful pieces of artwork on display on your way around. But when you get to the Sistine Chapel I was underwhelmed as I found it about the most unholy place due to the dim lighting... More

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

People / busy / restrictions. Some words that come to mind when I think of the Sistine Chapel. When you want to cross the line, you can buy tickets in advance, or else you will be waiting in the line for hours.

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edsion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was one must see attraction, however,I the are big crowds, the lighting is very dim, and you cannot take pictures .

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We attended the Sistene Chapel with a tour (Livitaly) and were able to enter the chapel before admission was open to the public. I would highly recommend a tour such as this as the chapel and Vatican becomes extremely crowded (approx 30-50k visit each day!)

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