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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 #12 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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Paris, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Get prepared to visit a lot of museums, rooms, galeries, etc. And definitely buy your presale tickets online. A whole day turns out to be necessary. Obviously, a lot of tourists in July.

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Museums are based within the walls of the Vatican, so are surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds, all gorgeously kept. The artwork within the Vatican's collection portrays much beauty and holds centuries of history about the catholic church. From sculptures, to paintings you see some of the most famous artists' and their best artwork. However nothing is more breathtaking... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets in advance...thank g-d! We passed 6 blocks of people in line without tickets. When we got in at eleven am, we foolishly meandered for a bit and then got swept up into the crowds. We chose the short path to the Sistine chapel. We then walked,smashed in with throngs of people slowly shuffling through the route. There... More

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Dumont, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Vatican is some thing I have always been dreaming! It was crowded but worth it! The Sistine Chapel was great. I can't believe how Michaelangelo did his work with his neck up for four years! The arts are too many to remember. I truly enjoyed the tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Book in advance. Try to go during the slow season, too busy in july. Some of the construction takes away from the beautiful buildings & monuments, but it needs maintenance like everything else.

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Biberach (Riss), Germany
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24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although its beautiful, you will get tired looking at all the paintings and collections after a certain point.

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Went on guided tour that picked us up from hotel.....excellent as did not have to queue for entry tickets. Museums fabulous. Sistine chapel astounding when you realise the magnitude of Michaelangelo 's work . Modest dress is required, and shoulders need to be covered ...always have a sarong in your bag ...helps get you in in lots of places!

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fabulous trip around the Vatican art museum visiting the Sistine chapel and St Peters Basilica. A must when in Rome. We went with a small tour group using the company Dark Rome. This cut the queues gave us an engaging and knowledgable guide and plenty of time to see the 3 mentioned attractions. The tour was approximately 4 hours... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Without question a great experience and there is SO much to see, but there were SO many people crammed into small passageways and parts of the Cistene Chapel , that it became claustrophobic. There didnt seem to be much organisation or crowd control....a bit scarey.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

On every last Sunday of the month the entrance is FREE! Yes, free! So it's a good thing to properly prepare your trip. It's opened only from 9 to 14, but the last entry is at 12.30 on this day. So pay attention to that. Although free means crowd. Huge crowd. The queue was going around the whole building (it's... More

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