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Sistine Chapel

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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Ranked #13 of 25 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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Prince George, Canada
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

I cannot be the only one a little surprised. Not disappointed, like an unexpected pregnancy leading to Carl Sagan. I always thought the chapel was larger and more an integral part of St Peter’s Basilica, but in truth, it’s an entirely separate chamber, and a shockingly austere one if you don’t look up. There are no, and I do mean... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The Sistine chapel really is beautiful. However its such a shame that no one adheres to the no talking code as I think it would be much easier to appreciate the space if there were silence. the guards seemed to get really aggressive with people using phones and talking. it was also really busy! spent most of our time fighting... More

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Neidenbach, Germany
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

First, it's smaller than you think. We were amazed at how small the chapel actually is. And of course, it was crowded. Second, you are not allowed to take videos or photos of anything in the chapel. If you do, you risk getting thrown out. Lastly, you are not supposed to talk while you are in there. There were times... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Overwhelming art and history experience. Be sure to do this as a guided tour of some sort as there is just too much to observe or absorb without extensive information. Be prepared to wait in lines even with advance tickets and do take your time to absorb everything that is here to appreciate.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We have just come back from a trip round the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Well worth it but a few tips foryou. Make sure you prebook your tickets on the Vatican website like we did, no que to get in while the people who hadn't prebooked would have had a good few hours in the que. Its only 16euros.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

It's a must see but the crowds and way treated by attendants is really awful. To say treated like cattle abt sums it up. You have to get a seat at the side to make looking at the beauty around you worthwhile. They need have time booking slots to control numbers.

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E. Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

During our reserved guided tour booked by our manager/hostess at Residenza Borghese, we visited the Sistine Chapel. We were given a history our the many painting of Michael Angelo before entering into the stunning chapel. It was crowded and we were constantly reminded by the the guards to be silent. We were not allowed to take any photographs for fear... More

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Minnesota USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

There is a no talking rule inside the chapel. Even better than seeing the paintings, was hearing the stories of it's creation. Be sure to look for the naked devil who is about to be bitten by a snake in a delicate area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum Tour have to be in your Top 3 Must Visit places in Vatican! Better to buy guided tour ticket via online, to save queuing time. Allocate at least 1 full day to enjoy the wonderful treasures there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This chapel is stunning it's smaller than you think very quiet , you cannot take photographs unless you are sneaky do go .

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