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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums...
With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums chronicles the history and accomplishments of mankind over the last 2000 years, featuring classic masterpieces such as Rodin's "Thinker" and the Sistine Chapel.
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Book online, skip the line

We booked the ticket online only for 4 extra Euro per person. And that 4 Euro prob was the best money spent, it helped us skip hours of line. Best thing is that museum links to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The collection is amazing, but with the huge group tours blocking views and taking endless photos, hard to fully appreciate. Definitely buy tickets in advance to avoid lines!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We booked the ticket online only for 4 extra Euro per person. And that 4 Euro prob was the best money spent, it helped us skip hours of line. Best thing is that museum links to Sistine Chapel and St Peter Church. The guided tour is okay, with lots of good information. But prob go with the audio tour next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Rather than review the museums as others have, here are my tips. Prebook a garden tour from the Vatican website. This gives you skip the line access. The garden tour is on a mini bus and well worth it. After the garden tour, pick up an audio guide and do the museums and Sistine Chapel on your own. Don't forget... More 

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Swansea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

By the end of the tour we were walking past priceless artefacts and paintings by masters without much reaction as it is hard to describe how much art and historical items have been collected over the years and put on display in the Vatican museums. We took some good tips to buy tickets in advance which meant we walked straight... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Buy your tickets online to save standing in a VERY long queue. This was my second visit and I was still amazed by the sheer volume of fabulous art on display. The only room not worth visiting (unless you are religious) is the the sistine chapel as everyone is crammed in. There are 36 rooms in all and it very... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I think it have nice art, but we could not enjoy due to large number of groups, also about the purchasing your ticket online, you still need to go through the line to exchange these tickets

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There is everything to recommend here - fabulous art, monumental history, religious significance, renown architecture and yet……it is impossible to enjoy. We visited in May before the tourist season blooms fully; nevertheless, one could hardly move through the crowds. Viewing of whatever we wanted to see was severely impaired. After more than three hours contending with the masses of visitors,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Museums house countless works of art and you can't possibly expect to see them all. Our guide took us through four or five of them and the majesty and brilliance just takes your breath away. So much so that, by the time we reached The Sistine Chapel we were rather underwhelmed! Was wonderful to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The museum is one of the most impressive that I have ever visited. We bought the skip the line pass and got through security fairly quickly. Once inside however, our progress through was slowed by every group who stopped all the time. Best way to pass is stay close to the side ropes and push your way through. Art work... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I mean, everything is for money! The take advantage of people, yet the people that go there are unacceptable too. Everyone is with a cam in hand like they can not find the pictures online! Furthermore, if you are not in a group or haven't paid for a tour, you might wait in lines for an eternity. A waste of... More 

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