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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 69884676
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Ranked #14 of 24 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Buy your ticket online and make sure to add some kind of guide option. There are tons of agents offering it around the vatican. I bumped into one and i was really lucky, i had Eva who brought us through the museum and the sistine chapel. She was amazing, also very good English. Buy your ticket at the official vatican... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It's defiantly worth prebooking your tickets on the vatican website to skip the lines. The museums are amazing, so much to see. I didn't feel the dress code was particularly well enforced when we visited (we saw plenty of knees) however I wouldn't take the risk - we wore trousers and tshirts with sleeves. pace yourselves and enjoy the day.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Definitely pre-book. Wednesday morning worked out good because of the Papal viewing. You can spend hours looking at the wealth the Church has amazed over the years and at the end enjoy viewing the frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We went, again, as part of a small group with a local docent to guide us. To the hits of. Last time we were here in February ... much less crowded than September this visit. Miles of corridors packed with art. We'd class it as a 'don't miss' ... but suggest it goes well to do some reading and research... More

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Colorado Springs, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's are just incredible. What an awesome experience! We had a guide through the three and I would definitely go again if I had the chance. The amount of art and priceless, valuable paintings is overwhelming. The mosaics in St. Peter's are incredible. I have no words - just go! You don't have... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Let me be clear, we booked online for a guided tour with the vatican staff as this seemed a great way of not having to queue and having somebody knowledgable take us around. This felt like a good plan but the flaw was that I really struggled to understand the guides English as it was so heavily accented. The second... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I'm particularly interested in the sculptures there, not too much into the religious paintings, but simply impressed how powerful the churches were at one point, the arts were simply great. and I should probably mention, that the Sistine Chapel is part of the museum, do i need to say anymore? that alone makes this museum one of the must sees... More

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Teaneck, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We were lucky in that we went on a 230 tour in mid September and crowds were less. Be sure to purchase tickets on the internet, print them and take them with you when you go. It will save lots of time. The museum is really full of items stolen-grabbed-taken from many cultures.....and the wealth is incredible....one fountain is valued... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The place is beautiful. Take your time and sit down to appreciate the main pieces or simply the pieces that you like the most. It is history before your eyes. Leave the people that is going to rush you at home, Look out of the windows and feel the smells in the air. Great place and great art from floor... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

What to say? One of the best Rome experiences, of course if you like culture, so many things to see that I think that only one day is not enough.The Sistine Chapel ? Have to go!One of my favourite thing? The Egypt museum.What a rich civilization with so many History. One good tip is to buy the entrance by the... More

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