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Sistine Chapel

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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Ranked #11 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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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

While I enjoyed the chapel, I was surprised by a few things. I knew the chapel was very tall, but I was unprepared for just how high the ceiling is. It was difficult to get a satisfactory view in the dim lighting of the ceiling paintings. The chapel was very crowded, the guards/ushers were constantly making people move through and... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It is AMAZING .... i dreamt of seeing it since i was a child ... i could not stop admiring the beauty of the drawings ... the best place in the world to visit .... want to go back over and over again and spend hours ...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Mid August in very busy Rome. Through hotel booked first 'skip the line'Vatican tour of the day 9.30am. Good idea as you see the line of people waiting hours!I don't like audio guide tours which are cheaper, but the tour with a human guide sold out. Arrived taxi & met by people trying to sell their guided tour. Normally this... More

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Co Clare
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I am hoping our visit was tainted by the August number of visitors. The queues were hours long and when you finally got in - there were so many people and tour groups you couldn't see very much!!!! There were no Gaurds anywhere directing people but yet there are shop stalls happy to sell vatican "merchandise" - the Sistine chapel... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You sense the awe of the other tourists as you look up to see the masterwork of Michelangelo. It was supposed to be quiet, but you could scarcely stop from commenting. I was able to grab a seat and this helped to spend more time looking heavenward.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Sistine Chapel was absolutely beautiful. We had the Rick Steves Audio App. and I would definitely recommend listening to it while you enjoy Michaelangelo's masterpiece. You'll learn so much.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Sistine Chapel- is and should be on everyone's bucket list. It's a piece of history, a piece of art, a physical piece of Michaelangelos incredible skill and determination. It's beautiful. No one can deny this. However, the disrespect that is shown from other tourists will amaze you. This is a church, a religious building and they have asked for... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is not a spiritual experience, this is a museum and a zoo at least in the summer when we went. There is no place to sit, they shove you to the middle if you want to stop and view, there are no pictures (I can understand that part) and the guards are yelling Silenzio because, again IT IS A... More

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Sistine chapel is fascinating, however the Vatican museum was quite tedious. Make sure you'll order tickets online and save yourself the hassle and v-e-r-y l-o-n-g waiting of two hours at the entrance.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was definately a bucket list moment,and even with the crowds and shooshing priests magical. As this was our second visit to the Vatican we took what we learnt the first time and this time was a charm. Booking on the internet, using the express option and arriving early meant as soon as we got through security we went strainght... More

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