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Vatican Museums

Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour
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Ranked #14 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We went in november, i wasn't as crowded as we expected. Amazing collections, maybe too much for day. Fantastic Egyptian and Roman art,too bad the Etruscan room was closed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It's a very beautiful building and there is a lot to see there. You could easily spend half your day there, so keep that amount of time in mind when planning your days. A bit expensive, but still interesting enough. It's really hard to find easy access to toilets, cafe as the signs actually don't point you in the right... More

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Male
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The most artsy part of my trip in November 2014. Paintings of all shapes, kinds and colors.... The other thing that is so important to me is the religious part of the visit. Manuel

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

You cannot visit Rome without indulging in all her historic attractions dating to AD. Yes, I am sure you have seen the crowds at Easter or Christmas in St. Peter's square and admired it's beauty but seeing in person is a totally different experience. The scope and enormity of the place is unbelievable, it takes your breath away. Then inside... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

we went a bit late around 10 am,but were very lucky that thr was no queue...headed straight to the ticket office n on our way in to the museum...the history displayed in the art form in mind blowing...the paintings are magnificent ,leaves one totally spell bound...the roofs ,the walls all full of beauty...each painting a masterpiece in its own...totally awed...even... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

BUY TICKETS AHEAD OF TIME ONLINE! Yes, this might cost an extra 4 Euros, but that 4 Euros really is priceless, compared to a lifetime of waiting. Plus, if you have your tickets, you get to ignore and breeze past all of those tour companies trying to sell you tickets to skip the line. There's also a student discount (available... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We booked a tour using the Vatican website. The tour was great, and I would recommend it to anyone. We wished we had more time to explore the museum. We arrived for our tour at 2pm and can't say enough about Vatican City, it is truly amazing. The line for people without a tour was unbelievably long, it looked like... More

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing historical treasures inside and of course the unforgettable Sistine Chapel - breath taking and magical. We cannot imagine that people line up and wait - buy ticket ahead of time - it was easy and much cheaper than a tour. Of course if you like tours buy one form the museum itself and you get no line up as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Brilliant. I have never seen so beautiful place. A lot of art, a lot of history. We spent there more than 3 hours, but we could days.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We went on a night tour of the Vatican museums with an English speaking guide - the group was small (about 10) so we stayed together easily. The guide was really good - she was able to tell great stories and bring everything to life. I think it was an optimum time to go (lasst tour on a Friday night)... More

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