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Vatican Museums

Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Ranked #13 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: With more than five miles of corridors, this vast complex of museums...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you are intrested in history and have some knowledge about it, then it is must visit place and you can spend one whole day here. there are lot of painting with so much history behind it. Otherwise one can ignore this and visiting basilica and vatican square.

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Kozani, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

a great museum with many themes to see and admire!!!someone needs at least 4 hours to have adecent look at it and Sistine Chapel is definitely a wonder!!!A MUST SEE!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband visited this without our kids. We took a lot of photos for our children back home. The museum , has 3D paintings on the ceilings, so beautiful and unbelievable that they are all painted. The Sculpture of Apollo still stands out in my mind. Our favorite was the Museum of animals - for the kids and... More 

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Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

DON'T WAIT IN LINE! Make an appointment online and pay in advance. Skip the monstrous line and walk right in. So much excellent art, but my favorite was Rafael's apartment frescos and the Sistine Chapel. Consider downloading an audio guide for the chapel and listening to it while you are there. You will get a much better appreciation for it... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The best of the best experience, the best Museum ever, not comparable with anything else. We went two times because it is very huge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Of course it is on of the best museums in the world! Who can disagree that the exhibits there are worth every minute of the time you cannot possibly expect to afford to spend in one day? There are so many things there you have seen in your school books you would think they own the rights for every school-book... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Unreliable experience walking through the entire museum, learning about the amazing detail, paintings and all the treasure is like walking in a history book and not enough time to take it all in. St Peter's Becelica is probably one of the most amazing building I've seen ever. Love every moment of it, sistine chapel was something out of the world,... More 

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I can't recommend the Museums of Vatican City highly enough! if your in the Eternal city this is a must see but put aside an entire day because there is so much to take in. For more information check out my brand new photo-blog http://aroa.smugmug.com/My-Pages/Veni-Vidi-Visas Ciao!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very crowded, but so many great painting. If possible, would be great to go on a tour that was either before or after hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

A definite must for art lovers with something for everyone. The audio guide talks you through the Egyptian caskets, to the wall tapestries, to ceiling frescos and modern art, with everything in between. If you love art you could spend days taking everything in, and if this is the case don't take a guided tour as they rush you through,... More 

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