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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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 December 26, 2014 NEW

Seeing it should be on everyone's list of things to do before dying. Go there. No more words needed, just appreciate one of the world's most beautiful peaces of art.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The chapel will appear much more appealing to you if you know its history and background of the artworks. Silence is expected inside the chapel. No photo is allowed.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The story from the guide, the entire experience was just phenomenal. You don't need me to tell you...just go to Rome!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The good: incredible, unmatched art. The bad: crowded, no photos allowed, etc. We always sneak through the exit door on the right to get the short-cut to the Basilica.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

There was so much in here, I could barely focus however it was truly an amazing experience. The art, the detail, the paintings, the exquisite colors were amazing. It was incredibly crowded but we expected that. If you see something at one of the little kiosks that you want to purchase, I highly recommend purchasing it then because they do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

There is just so much to see on the way to the chapel. The chapel is stunning, however very crowded which reduces the enjoyment of the moment before you are sheparded out to make way for other visitors. I enjoyed the visit to St Peters more, and it was free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the Vatican in May 2008 when we visited Rome to celebrate S's birthday. Rome is a magnificent city. We visited the Vatican (which entailed queuing for an hour or more - the queue to get into St Peter's Basilica was even longer so we passed on that). There is no doubt that the Sistine Chapel is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The Sistine Chapel is one of a kind, magnificent and mind blowing for all the art and history associated with it. It is part of the Vatican museum and totally worth the ticket even if you don't see anything else in the museum. We had taken the night tour (ensure that you check the timings and days operated) which we... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The final scene in Andrei Tarkovsky's film, "Andrei Rublev" sums up the feelings I experienced as I set foot into the Sistine Chapel. By no means do I dismiss the thousands of other exquisite pieces contained in the Vatican Museum, however reaching the final work contained in the museum, the Sistine Chapel, had elicited in me a state of transcendent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Sistine Chapel was certainly on our list of places to see when we touched down in Rome. It wasn't too hard to find but we used our phones to guide us through Rome as sometimes places aren't very well sign posted. It was rather expensive for entry but considering the amount of things you see whilst on your way... More 

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