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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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As featured in 3 days in Rome
Ranked #11 of 23 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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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

It is amazing to see the beautiful Vatican! It is a must when in Rome. So beautiful. Be sure to take the underground tour also.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We had a tour of the museums (see separate review) and I thought long and hard before scoring the actual museums. They have a lot of really beautiful things and the artwork on display is phenomenal but due to severe overcrowding there isn't the opportunity to enjoy it. The hall of maps is a fabulous place but if you stopped... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is absolutely amazing, and there is so much to see. We made the mistake of booking with a tour - but apparently entered the building at the same time that every other tour are entered at. It was wall-to-wall people - so much so that you couldn't enjoy the museum. We ended up leaving our tour group and... More

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lincolnshire, England
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and do here. If you want to see the Sistine Chapel at its best, book your entry online before you go and get an early time, this avoids huge queues to get in. Take the short walk (Signposted) directly to the Sistine Chapel and see it first with the fewest visitors. You then follow... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Must see if in Rome, very busy though, glad we booked a guided tour to beat the queue and know what we were being shown. Could of done with longer inside to take it all in though.probably a good time to go would of been low season.

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TORONTO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Book online to skip the lines and book for an afternoon visit, after 1:00p.m. Admission was a brisk with pre booked online tickets and the museum was not awfully crowded. Just the normal crowds and the place is well ventilated.. plenty of WC and 3 restaurants to meet every taste and budget. cannot describe how this place is magnificent with... More

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We made the mistake of booking during the Holy Week. You could not move for the entire visit. Too many people falling all over each other. Best to go on shoulder months. Best to go in October.

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

One of the premiere museums in all the world, it is a must for anyone in Rome. I would strongly encourage you to reserve an entrance time in order to skip the long lines. Once in, I would also encourage getting an audio tour so you know what you're looking at. Alter that, spend a few hours going through everything,... More

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We paid for a tour guide in the Vatican museum, partly because it enabled us to jump the massive queues, and also as there is so much to see that it is difficult to know what to concentrate on. The guided tour was about 2 - 3 hours and the guide told us it would take about 4 days to... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Brilliant, amazing, mind blowing, such skill, such talent, it was hard to take everything in when there was so much to see from floor to ceiling. Could have spent hours there

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