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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 #13 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The queue is absolutely enormous, especially on Monday mornings as so many people descend on the Museum after finding it closed on the Sunday. The queue calmed down in the afternoon but it was still half an hour to an hour so we bought our tickets in advance at St Peters Basilica. Unsurprisingly considering how enormous the queues are the... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

To miss all the queues.... BOOK your tickets a day before you plan your visit. We did it at our hotel and paid by card and it certainly pays off. When we arrived at the Vatican... the queue went on for miles (no exaggeration) and with our mobile phone at hand, with a reference number and downloaded email, we bypassed... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

As a practicing Catholic, I was of course fascinated by the idea of visiting Vatican City and the museum. And I was not disappointed, it was marvelous. My reaction to some of the exhibits, however, made me wonder about the mindset of some of the Popes - it almost seemed like they were competing with each other to create a... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Everybody knows what is Vatican and it is a must to see it but... ...avoid the long-long queue to get in. You can spend just 5 hours vaiting in the long queue. I think it is better to buy the ticket before you go there online (16+4 euro): http://www.rome-museum.com/ We needed just 10 minutes to get in the Vatican museums.... More

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Reserve your ticket or be prepared to queue for many hours. We must have passed at least 500+ people queuing when we visited last week. its back breaking stuff walking around, however the Sistine Chapel makes up for all the walking.

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Mokena, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

With so many things to see and do, getting in and through some of the most popular locations can be challenging. A private tour guide is a must for the Vatican. We got so much more out of the visit with a tour guide - and honestly would not have been able to navigate as well, especially with the heat... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The online booking facility is operated by stoneage internet and it charges 4 euro extra per person (assuming you do get to book). Ours did not work despite several attempts. And the queues were so long we gave up in the end.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You hardly had time to take in all the beauty. A full day just in the museums would have been wonderful. What we saw will stay with us forever and a tour guide is a must. Truly beautiful.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The museum i felt was underrated i.e.. people rushing thru to see Sistine chapel and walking past Matisse and Dali works without a second glance. The Rapael rooms were spectacular, as was the Sistine (apart front the guards shouting for us to be quiet - the irony was lost on them).Do buy your tickets direct front the Vatican as it... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Viator's guide of the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's made our vacation so special. Been there before, but having a guide elevated the experience for our family of 8 to be incredible and memorable.

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