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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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Ranked #14 of 25 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Vatican museums have different value for different people. We came to see great art as we are not religious and Vatican has to religious meaning for us. Because it is packed with people, you can't see art. You can't see anything except for being pushed around and feeling hot and rushed. The crowds of people are everywhere and you feel... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You've hear about it, we all know someone who has seen it and TV covers it regularly but YOU need to see it for yourself.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Ordered tickets online as advised que is ridiculous, but on arrival the only que was for people collecting tickets they booked online!! You can pay cheaper on day without worrying for que. Entry into vatican museum is at the back of the vatican which is not clearly stated or directed anywhere. Once we finally got into vatican (3pm) there was... More

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New York, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I was really looking forward to the visit to the museums, and booked a group tour with the official Vatican sight. We went on a Monday morning. The tour let us skip the entrance line, which was substantial. We then got briefed and took the tour. It was JAMMED packed with people. It was so crowded it was hard to... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The Vatican Museum is truly fascinating and one of the biggest museums I have seen. I would like to include the St. Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel also as part of the Vatican experience. I took a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel and Peters Basilica. The tour started outside the Vatican Gardens with the guide explaining the history... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Do this on a tour, otherwise you will spend hours in line. This is a cattle call, you will be moved without time to stop an enjoy anything. But you get to see the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael apartments and St. Peters so it is a must see stop in Rome. Do not expect a museum experience, you may not... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We paid for a "fast pass" ticket which meant we went straight to the front of the long queue. This is well worth the extra cost, particularly on a hot day. Once inside there were more people than you get at many a Premier League football match. You have to go with the flow and enjoy what you can along... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

"When In Rome"..... The Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel are iconic pieces of Rome's history. Religions aside, all we be awestruck by the history and beauty of these structures and pieces of art. PLEASE...PLEASE...by your tickets in advance. For a few extra dollars you will avoid lines that stretch 3-4 New York City blocks and move very slow. My wife... More

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Naxxar, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

first thing to recommend is that you buy the ticket online as this will save you waiting in line at the door (judging from the crowds this could be as much as an hour) No need to emphasize what a great collection this Museum has - plus it includes the Sistine Chapel. Only complaint - they charge a high price... More

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Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The museum has so much to show. However it gets really busy. Is a must to book your tickets Online if you do not want to Q for 3 hours. We booked the auidioguide and I will not recommend it, it was not very informative, a guided tour should be better. the museum has amazing highlights like the Basilica, but... More

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