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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 #12 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

These museums hold art from all eras, including Egyptian antiquities, great statuary, huge tapestries, and the most fantastic paintings and frescoes. This museum is easily the equal of the Louvre in Paris, the Prado in Madrid or the British Museums. It will take all day at a dead run to see it all. Avoid the line by buying tickets early.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The works of art in this museum is unmatched throughout the world. The meticulous restoration of centuries old pieces is an art form in itself. The fine detail surpasses the artists of today.

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Sunset Hills, Missouri
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an incredible museum of Western Civilization. It is awe inspiring in many different ways. However, be warned that unless you buy tickets in advance, or pay a scalper for skip the line tickets you will wait in line for hours to get in. It is easy to buy tickets on line in advance, I did this and reserved... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love love love museums of all sorts. Naturally I was very excited to see this one. As much as it was interesting I was very annoyed with the amount of people and all the pushing and shoving. It's obviously very pricey as well... all in all I am glad I saw it but might not necessarily go back on... More

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My mother s disabled and was using a wheelchair, but that didn't stop us. There was a wheelchair lift for her to get up al the steps. My 78 years young mother thought this was just the best thing and it made her day

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went mainly to see the Sistine Chapel and while there were some impressive works of art in the museum you couldn't really enjoy it due to the amount of people and heat. Definitely don't queue as you'll be there for hours. That's not an exaggeration...

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Sachse, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We bought online tickets to avoid the long lines. The museum is beautiful and spectacular. The ceilings are marvelous. Sistine Chapel is a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The vatican city, a must go place in rome to have a feel what it is like when the pope delivers speeches tec. The queue to get into the vatican museum is super long so i will suggest u prebook skip the line tickets with agency like carrani tour. they provide engligh guide, audios and will guide you through the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

we had the most amazing tour guide, TIBERIUS! he is so passionate and engaging about his work. he is very knowledgable and knows his history. he was so dramatic and such a great teacher. He had us all eating out of his hands. he knew it all. he went above and beyond what he was supposed to let us know.... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Get your tickets ahead of time and avoid lines that were hours long. So much art and history to see and absorb you could spend days, not hours trying to see it all.

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