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Vatican Museums

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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
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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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Treasures of Western Civilization. We had an excellent guide, who prepared us well to really appreciate the Sistene Chapel and other art. I think a guide is really needed for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Treasures of Western Civilization. We had an excellent guide, who prepared us well to really appreciate the Sistene Chapel and other art. I think a guide is really needed for this reason. Of course, we still left feeling overwhelmed, but that's part of the experience. The contemporary art is really wonderful, too. Try to go first thing in the morning,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

You can't really go to Rome and NOT see the Vatican Museums. There's no way around this one and you have to be sharp, stay calm, and enjoy the experience as much as you can because the place is always packed. Remember at all times, that they, like yourself, are tourists enjoying themselves.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived a bit too late in the morning around 10am and had to work through the tour crowds. However, our visit was still spectacular. Definitely worth renting the audio tour. I think a visitor will lose out if not using a guide of some kind.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had a guided tour of the Vatican Museums,Sistine chapel and St.Peter's Basilica.The tour guide was very knowledgeable telling us all the history of the artwork,statues and rooms.There is so much to look at. The artwork is magnificent I would recommend visiting you could spend a lot of time in the museum's they are fascinating.

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Hollywood, FL USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

In the Vatican we discovered by accident a special exhibit which had begun on July 31 called "A Blessing To One Another" about Pop John Paul II and the Jewish People. Part 1 centers around the pope as he grew up in Poland. Part 2 focuses on WWII with Nazi occupation. Part 3 talks about the his religious rise and... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Can't really come to the Vatican and not see the museums. Extremely packed but it's somewhere you must go and see and just be prepared to wait and put up with the crowds. It's worth it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Okay I would have rated it higher. There is just to many people. You can't get close to many of the pieces because of the crowds. You must take a tour. We did one though the Vatican. Well worth it. I would take our time in the museum and come back to see the church in the evening when it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A vast collection of treasures, which offers something for everyone.. A must see when visiting Rome.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a tour with When in Rome Tours and spent about two hours in here. The structures, sculptures and paintings are just magnificent. You can't describe them with words, you must come and see for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We booked a tour on the official Vatican website and it was fantastic. We got a man who was from Ohio, USA and he had tons of knowledge in his head. It was very crowded as the Vatican was closed both Saturday and Sunday on the previous weekend due to the Saturday being a national holiday. The lines were horrendous,... More 

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