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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
Fee: Yes
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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The Vatican by virtue of its historic and current significance should be a 5 but I'm just not a huge fan of HUGE crowds. There is so much to see, so much information to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Vatican by virtue of its historic and current significance should be a 5 but I'm just not a huge fan of HUGE crowds. There is so much to see, so much information to be conveyed I don't think a single tour/visit can capture it ... The desire to linger and absorb just can't be quench. Though I maintain if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Best museum I've been to and I've been to a lot! Considering that only 10% of all the art and treasures are on display it makes you wonder just how much the Catholics plundered over the millennium. Sensational art and sculptures on display everywhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I know other reviewers have said it but PRE BOOK YOUR TICKETS! So glad we did, it took 10mins for us to walk from the end to the beginning of the queue of people waiting. They must have waited hours. The museum itself has amazing works of art and antiquities, but we struggled to enjoy as groups just take over... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You just know that you have to visit the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica but the trick is to avoid the queues which are nothing like you have ever seen before. We were recommended to buy the Omnia Rome pass in advance and it was the best advice we had. We skipped the queues to get into the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Ok so your in rome. Your crazy if you dont see this. It costs 16€ entry. Now if you arrive before 9Am you wont have such a massive queue. Arrive at 10 and expect to wait 3 hours.Now guys will approach you to jump the queue which costs around 30€ including your entry. If you arrived between 10 and 12... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If, like me, you love history then a visit to the Vatican & it's museums will be at the top of your list when visiting Rome. For a series of buildings that were built 500 years ago that are full of such priceless works of art it really is awe inspiring. You get a tiny glimpse into the skill of... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Pros - fabulous art obviously. Cons - the crowds and the tour groups. Despite timed entry tickets, all the groups seem to arrive at once. The noise is deafening and personally spoiled our enjoyment a lot. The sad little cafe was dreadful with terrible "sandwiches" containing dry bread with no butter and tasteless filling. Unless you pay for lunch before... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I've been to the Vatican Museum previous to this visit and that was really enjoyable. This visit, horrible! I don't think you can discuss the contents of the museum which is on par with the biggest names in musea in the world. It's just that good and you have to see the Sistine Chapel before you die. But the crowds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I actually did a tour with one of the tour groups and it was amazing! I believe you would be better off visiting the museum with a tour everything can be explained. It's such a beautiful and breathtaking place.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lots to see, but very crowded. Our kids did get a bit bored with so much art, but the Sistene Chapel was amazing!

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