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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 69884676
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible...

Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.

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Before Hours Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and Basilica Tour
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This is one of the most revered places in the World. I would suggest going early and on an off season because we were there around 1130 on a weekday and it was packed like a... read more

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most revered places in the World. I would suggest going early and on an off season because we were there around 1130 on a weekday and it was packed like a sardine can which makes it very hard to really appreciate. There is not suppose to be any talking or photography but with so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

But it's worth it. Seriously. Bonus: no photography allowed, so you can enjoy the magnificence without getting poked in the eye with a selfie stick!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a must see. The history, the art, all worth the crowds you have to compete with. It is unfortunate that there are other visitors that don't follow the rules of being silent while in the chapel. It deters a little from the experience of this amazing spiritual place. Despite others inability to follow rules, it is still a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Avoid the very long lines and avoid the 100s of scalpers trying to sell you fast track tickets, by booking the tickets online. Otherwise very very busy and overcrowded attraction. Very nice paintings etc etc.

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Thank Gilby_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning, beautifully colourful and just incredible!! No photo as unlike some I showed respect!! Please don't take selfies in here just enjoy this beautiful piece of art through your own eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place to visit. Get a guide to get some insights as to the art work but it is beautiful on its own as well. Benches are available along the sides and allow a more relaxing point of view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's probably the single greatest ceiling in the world. Michelangelo work is still amazingly impressive. The guards are very alert and want the room quiet and no photos allowed although everyone still tries to take them without being seen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the early morning tour to beat the queues. It means an early start but is worth it as you have time to admire the paintings without being overcome by tourists. The Sistine Chapel is beyond description. Everything I had hoped for and more. Absolutely not to be missed.

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The chapel is likely smaller than you pictures it in your mind. Crowded is an understatement. They stress ahead of time that you must have your shoulders and knees covered, and that you must be silent - only to walk in and nobody is silent - every couple of minutes they make a loud announcement to be quiet, which works... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Horrendously crowded and hence no atmosphere. As it is only a small part of the tour it is not the end of the world, but it really only registers a a place to tick off the list. Too busy and noisy to be able to truly appreciate it.

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