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Sistine Chapel

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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Ranked #10 of 23 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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St Austell, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Poor experience. Too many crowds moving you along long corridor galleries very slowly to reach the Chapel. The Chapel itself was a scrum of people, some stationary and some moving so it was uncomfortable/chaotic and meant that you could not get much pleasure from the experience. Go early in the morning or don't go at all!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This was truly amazing. Luckily we pre booked our tickets so we did not have to queue. I would highly recommend pre booking as queues can be very long. Once inside it is breathtaking. Can become very crowded though, you have to dress appropriately and keep quite. This is definitely a place to visit whilst in Rome.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

A person simply has to see the chapel. It is far smaller than I ever envisioned. The guards sternly warn you of no cameras and we often heard loudly SILENCIO! Regardless, it is amazing to view--just get a guide to inform you on what you are seeing to get a deeper appreciation.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Visiting the chapel is surely the best bit of the Vatican museum. There are tons of people but the paintings are high enough to be viewed from anywhere. Simply gorgeous!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Claudia led our early morning tour of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica. We are not big museum people, and this was an excellent tour for us. We went straight to the Sistine Chapel and got to see it with very few others. While we were waiting to get in, Claudia told us about what we would... More

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Too much to see and take in on your own. Get a private guided tour, just you and your family. You came a long way to see this, with a guide you will see and learn more. Get in early and beat the crowds (which are overwhelming in high season)

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Did this trip as part of the Omnia Vatican and Rome Pass so this was included in the price and we got to skip the lines - SO WORTH IT!!! ok, yes it was crowded but this is 1) Rome 2) the Vatican 3) Michelangelo's amazing frescos on the ceiling of the sistine chapel!!! and it is completely MINDBLOWING!!!! ok... More

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Honomu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It was a little annoying to be so crowed and the guards yelling be quiet and no pictures all the time. The frescoes are beautiful and you don't realize what an impressive feat it was to paint them until you see how big and high up the ceiling is!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Just soooooo busy! Way to many people are being let in at the same time. Because of the croud and the gards constantly saying: ssssttt! there is no way to enjoy or experience the whole chapel as it supposed to be! Same because at itself ita beautifull!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It is just as amazing as you might hope. But remember what you see cause photography is not allowed and there are lots of guards.

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