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Sistine Chapel

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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible...
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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Beautiful!

Avoid the long line by buying your ticket before hand in order to avoid the line that stretches for blocks to get in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Avoid the long line by buying your ticket before hand in order to avoid the line that stretches for blocks to get in.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I'll admit, paintings aren't my favorite thing. I like architecture and sculptures more but thing was beautiful. There is so much behind it that you'd have to have someone in there talking and explaining everything (which it's supposed to be silent) which you can't really do. But if I knew more and had read more I think the depth of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What more can one say. The most beautiful chapel ever. Just sit back and take it all in although take the risk of being trodden on and pushed and prodded by the crowds. One thing that puzzles and annoys me is that there are so many notices up asking people not to take pictures etc yet so many do!! What... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I highly suggest you get the skip the line package so that you can go early and enjoy this absolute beauty before the crowds arrive. Additionally, I recommend getting a picture map to help navigate what you are seeing because it will greatly help with the appreciation.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Sistine Chapel is no doubt worth a visit but I wouldn't recommend the evening tour because I felt rushed AND the Sistine Chapel isn't as bright because of no sun. The upside I suppose is there are a lot less people since it's annoying when you're shoulder-to-shoulder with people, but I just didn't enjoy it because I didn't have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the beautiful things I have ever seen. We sat inside quietly (they're very intent on that) for about 45 minutes and just looking around and experiencing the greatness and genius of Michaelangelo is a one of a kind feeling that you won't get anywhere else. A must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The route into the chapel via the museum was excellent, however when we entered the Sistine chapel itself we were hit with a wall of noise and the guards were trying to quieten people down which spoilt the reverence or lack of, the ceiling itself is truly impressive however it wasn’t what I was expecting as the number of paintings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Take a guided tour so that you get more information about the details of the chapel. The ceiling is breathtakingly beautiful - especially when you consider it was done by a sculptor turned painter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

An extraordinary place to admire the creativity of Michelangelo. A shame the sanctity of the chapel was spoilt by a noisy American tour leader talking to a troop of 10-15 nuns, early in the morning (about 8.15) on 19 February. Surely, silence means everyone should be able to admire this awesome space in peace.

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Livingstone, Zambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was by far the most spectacular sight. How the thoughts and works must have been so straining on those who did the work. Making some of the painting come to life, the thought process and skill of those people is incredible.

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