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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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Awe inspiring experience ,the frescoes, the statues , the ceilings , hard to describe in words.. Once you enter the chapel you see the culmination of human concentrated genius in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Awe inspiring experience ,the frescoes, the statues , the ceilings , hard to describe in words.. Once you enter the chapel you see the culmination of human concentrated genius in what we call the man Michelangelo and his creation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Ironically this chapel is the place listed all the way through the Vatican tours and guid books as the must cover up and be respectful, no photos and be silent advice. These rules are re-stipulated on entry, and then promptly ignored by the crowds of people jostling for there view. The guards in the chapel also then add to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We booked the tickets and tour prior and thank god we did. It was one of the craziest days in Rome and our guide told us that they must have 30K+ people through that day as the queue took forever unless you had a guide. We felt it was worth every penny as the tour guide was great, had lots... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The ceiling fresco is everything you ever heard about it but the building is pretty plain, especially considering the other structures at the Vatican. Just a big box, simple walls. I would have expected much more. No pictures are allowed inside the Chapel. Reportedly, a Japanese company purchased the photography rights to it. What a shame. Would like to have... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stunning art from one of the worlds greatest masters. The chapel is often included as the final stop on Vatican museum tours.

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Elmer, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Sistine Chapel has always been on my bucket list. I was surprised to see how small the actual chapel is, but was awed and amazed at the incredible paintings on the ceiling! I cannot believe that it only took Michelangelo 4 years to complete! I left there with a strained neck, from looking up, but it was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Do not just show up at the Vatican museum. Go online first and get a timed ticket. The line for walk ups was thousands. The museum is somewhere that you could spend an entire exhausting day. Mso just walking through it following signs for the Sistine Chapel is enough to see alot in a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing visit. Had personal tour guide who gave us information on things to look for because talking is not allowed. If you went on your on the tour would not mean as much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When buying our tickets online, we discover that ht Chapel is open at night on certain days. We bought this option and was great! Short line to get in. We chose not to see the museum and took the shortcut to the Chapel. The chapel was almost empty! We were able to sit on the benches against the walls and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit, amazing that the experience was so similar to last. People. Can't possible shut their mouths as requested. Sigh. But beyond the annoying aspect of humans inability to be quiet the spectacular interior is incredible. A note: I didn't notice the little cafe before the Chapel last visit, but this visit we stopped and got a... More 

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Address: Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City

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