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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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A great museum, a must see.

My wife and I visited the Vatican Museums while on our ten day vacation to Rome. First off, we did not use a guide, we didn't pay anyone to skip any lines. I got on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Vatican Museums while on our ten day vacation to Rome. First off, we did not use a guide, we didn't pay anyone to skip any lines. I got on the Vatican's web site and ordered tickets on line, it cost four dollars more than the normal entry, but it gave us a set time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The paintings with Three Bees (representing Barberini family's coat of arms, inspired the novel "The Constant Gardner"), maps commissioned by Pope Gregory, the other Pope who commissioned carvings of animals, the ornate flooring, the various idols inspired by Greek civilization - all are spellbinding!

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Abertawe, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Purchase your tickets to go into Vatican off line as the queue to visit was at least 5 hours long and maybe more, but was breath taking but a lot of walking but it did cater for wheel chairs etc. Well worth a visit something to talk about for many years to come.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I hope you really love art, otherwise this is a long walk with a seriously large crowd indoors. Ever take part in a large office building's fire alarm exercise? This is worse. You'll want the audio tour at a minimum, or else you don't know what you're looking at. Very few items have more than a name attached to them,... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE to skip the lane, there is always a long lane, and if you are a student even better. I did not like that they MAKE you see a bunch of stuff that you really do not care, most of us just go for the piece of Michalangelo, I hated that they MAKE you go thru all... More 

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Reinosa, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I went with my in laws and husband. We had bought tickets online so we skipped the long line-so great. The problem came when we went to our reserved lunch in the Vatican restaurant-it was cafeteria food! And not good food at that. Save yourself the stomach ache and eat somewhere else. Also, we had opted not to book a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel were amazing, so much to see, we are not art/culture experts by a long shot so we booked in advance a small group tour with Joy of Rome which included the museums and Sistine Chapel. They were excellent at communicating during the booking process, it was so simple, you buy the tickets online at... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A tribute to the Vatican museum guards, most friendly, helpful and well-informed state employees I have ever met. Ask them for advice on how to get the most out of your visit.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Do not wait in line for the Vatican Museum when you can pay a couple of Euro and walk straight in. We passed all of the street vendors and people in line and walked right up to the Museum entrance at our allotted time and walked right in, great idea that saved us 3 hours of waiting in line. The... More 

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Fossano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This place is definitely one of the most popular spots with visitors in Rome, so make sure you book your tickets at least a couple of weeks in advance in order to avoid a very (very) long queue. The place has a wonderful garden and so much history you could spend the day there! Booking a guided tour with a... More 

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