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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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As featured in 3 days in Rome
Ranked #11 of 23 attractions in Vatican City
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Religious Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Vatican Tour If you are heading to the Vatican City this year, you might consider hopping on a guided tour.  Of course, visitors are not required to... more »
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant, amazing, mind blowing, such skill, such talent, it was hard to take everything in when there was so much to see from floor to ceiling. Could have spent hours there

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Spent an interesting couple of hours being swept through the Vatican museums with several hundred others unable to really stop and admire anything without being pushed along in the crowd, ended in the Sistine chapel which was bizarre to be shouted at over a tannoy to be quiet! How they would expect a hundred plus people in one room to... More

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Roedovre, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We only wanted to see Sct. Pauls but were intimidated by a one hour line, and talked into (well, lied into) paying 92 euro to skip the line with a guided tour to the Vatican museum where we at the end could enter Sct .Pauls.To hours later we finally ente the Vatican Museum. The guide spoke a very Italien sort... More

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Luckily we'd done a Ghost tour of Rome the night before (recommended, our 12 and 14 year old boys enjoyed it too!), and the guide expressed the need to book tickets in advance because of the horrendous queues. He wasn't wrong! We walked for a good 15 minutes past the left-hand queue - we used the right-hand side which was... More

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Cheraw, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Do NOT come the week before Easter if at all possible - the crowds were horrific! DO purchase your tickets in advance online and print out your vouchers - the lines otherwise are awful! This brings you right inside with next to no line, even Easter week. The entire museum is not handicapped accessible, but they have made the Sistine... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed stunning collection s in fabulous setting . It does get busy and some areas are very busy and not too well organised but the world class collection make it worthwhile. Not suitable for young children.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A must see for people travelling to Rome but there are also many more magnificent Churches that are also spectacular and are free.To be honest I felt a little let down having first visited St John Lateran. The Sistine Chapel which I have always wanted to visit also disappointed I felt the paintings were too vivid and didn't look authentic... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We used the Omnia Card to get around Rome. Part of the service includes direct access to the Museum. Having got into the building we were immediately struck by the artwork, painting and displays, brilliant colours everywhere. We also made use of two cafes which we found to be inexpensive, the food and coffee were very good. Well worth a... More

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Rishon Le Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful sculptures, paintings and antiquities are in the museums of the Vatican. This place is a must see. The exhibits are amazing and our visit is a dream come true for us. Important tips: 1. Buy tickets online a day or two before. It will cost you more but you won't need to stand in the never-ending line. 2. Rent... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Really worth a visit but you need most of the day. Major Tip: we booked on line to avoid the queues.....ended up in a line for almost an hour due to a state visit. Certainly worth booking on line BUT you must join the queue on the right hand side of the entrance! The left hand side is for tickets... More

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