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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing place to visit and so much inside the Museum to see as well We took a guided tour and our tour guide is well experience lady and learned so much about the Rome culture

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A treasure trove of the great masterpieces of the world's greatest artists. Book online to avoid the line. Pick up the headset and visit at your own pace. We found this preferable to the group tours which rush through. The highlight is the Sistine Chapel, no words can capture the splendor of Michelangelo's supreme work.

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Leander, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We got advanced tickets online and got to skip the 2 hour queue to get in. It was 20 euros a piece but worth the extra charge. We only had 2 hours to spend and I wish we had the whole day. This place is huge! Pictures cannot show everything.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I reserved tickets on the internet and wish I hadn't bothered. The experience is awful. You get treated like sheep. The place was completely crowded. In the Sistine Chapel there are guards telling you to move on, don't take photos, etc. I was not very impressed by the art. In the Sistine Chapel it's too high up to really appreciate... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Vatican museums is maaaassively crowded. Be prepared to spend the day queing or buy expensive skip the line ticket, and then spend a few hours queing along the narrow corridors that make out the museums. Then you get to Sistine Chapel and you listen to the quards shouting at the thousands of people to move along and then stress out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Hugely disorganised and disappointing. We were herded around like sheep through museums that could have been in any major city in the world and we came away feeling that we had learnt absolutely nothing about the vatican at all. Yes, we had seen some incredible exhibits but we were there to learn about the vatican and it's history and that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This was by far worse experience we ever had in Italy. What a rip off! You will wait forever to enter only to be shouted at by the guards, herded through the rooms packed with tourists and worse of all most rooms you can't even enter - you could just peek from the door. Pointless. Staff is rude beyond belief.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We purchased skip the line tickets before we left for Italy, and again, I cannot emphasize this enough. It took us 15 minutes to walk past the line of people, we walked up to the front desk at our scheduled time, and walked right in. I can't imagine how long everyone in that line had to wait in the summer... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Although rated as Very Good, this is down to the content of the museum. The nature of the visit whether it be a self guided or part of a tour is another matter. The content of the Vatican Museums is truly awe inspiring, but the crowds are so vast that it is difficult to enjoy it. We joined a tour... More

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Haarlem, Nederland
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Recently did a tour in the Vatican museum with my family. Aurora was our guide, she was a great guide to show us all the ins and outs of the Vatican museums.

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