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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
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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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Amazing, crowded, and must see

This visit can easily take up at least half of your day and a full day if you enjoy sculpture and art. There are corridors after corridors just filled with ancient sculptures... read more

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This visit can easily take up at least half of your day and a full day if you enjoy sculpture and art. There are corridors after corridors just filled with ancient sculptures, artwork, tapestries. A lovely courtyard awaits just outside if the crowds become too much, with a breathtaking view of the Vatican. I can't possibly say enough about how... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

by far the most beautiful place I have ever visited. the history and beauty of it all. spent 12 hours there but this was not enough to see all.

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Woodland, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our tour guide (Simone) focused too much on one thing at a time with boring details which was taking up too much of our viewing time. A bunch of us in our group ended up giving him back our head sets & we went off on our own. Even in the off season the crowds are RIDICULOUS! The only good... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is out of this world. The art work I saw in this place blowed out of my mind. Specially Michel Angelo's work is breathtaking. This place is mentally and spiritually inspiring. Definitely recommended!!

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Rome on several occasions, but never visited to Vatican Museums, I should not have changed things. We went in July, so it was packed to overflowing. It was also very hot. We walked from the Metro (which is quite a long walk in its own right), saw the crowds and were convinced that we should take... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be honest the Sistine Chapel was the only reason to visit the Vatican Museum but there are some other things worth visiting including same amazing wall paintings by Raffaello. We visited on a Friday afternoon in February and there were less than 10 persons in line to buy the tickets so there is no need to make reservations if... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like the Louvre, the Vatican Museums are outstanding and magnificent. The tapestries alone are overwhelming. Everywhere you look there are beautiful sculptures and the building is an attraction in it's self.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vatican Museum Honestly, this is probably the most difficult place to review. I mean, what can you say? Who are we to review such masters? or such beautiful art? I have tried to review it here but really I can sum it all up in one word: Speechless! The art in the Vatican museum is exquisite - you cannot help... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG...an absolute must see. Outstandingly beautiful. Plenty to see and it's very hard to believe that some of the exhibits have been there for so long...incredible works of art from ages past. The Sistine Chapel is awesome. The silence is eerie n the main room and the ceiling and walls are just out of this world...literally. Had to pinch myself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought tickets for the vatican museum which was the best move as there were so many people. It is wonderful to see this museum and the history of it all. I would say go early in the morning to save a lot of queuing or get your tickets in advance.

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