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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Worth the time to go through

Very interesting to see the Vatican especially the Sistine Chapel. Very much worth the time to go through and be aware it gets hot in the rooms you go through in the summer. Once... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting to see the Vatican especially the Sistine Chapel. Very much worth the time to go through and be aware it gets hot in the rooms you go through in the summer. Once in a lifetime experience to see the Sistine Chapel and it's worth the money to purchase a skip the line ticket!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice museum with lots of art from all over the world. It is very hard to visit if you don't have a tour guide though. It would have been better if there weren't as many people there.

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Thank vedwardh16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Too busy crammed.in like sardines on a conveyor belt the closer to Cistine chapel you got . You couldn't even stop to admire the chapel as the museum nazis kept moving you along, even though I was carrying a sleeping 5 year old and it was 35 degrees centigrade! Truly inspiring though

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Thank Simon W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the vatican museums . Firstly buy the tickets to skip the line - that was a good start to the day. You need a lot of time to see all parts of the museum. Serious amount of art and history ..it is over whelming. The sistine chapel is stunning ..seeing art from some of the greatest in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth paying extra to skip the lines they get very long and in the heat it's worth paying extra to avoid them the Vatican itself was very educational would highly recommend a trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This massive museum has an incredible collection. Because we had children with us, we opted for an early-bird tour that let us in before the museum opened to the general public. Even with the early entrance, the museum was extremely busy -- especially, of course, the Sistine Chapel and the papal apartments. The large tour groups were unpleasant, but they... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do not miss the Vatican Museum.There are so many hidden treasures here .Too many things to see here .You need to get here early and spend the whole day here.Explore the museum in its entirety and tick it off on the map as you go around. Tip - it's not worth buying the skip the line tickets because when you... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These museums are some of the most beautiful places on earth and an iconic landmark in Rome. The history and character of this place is truly amazing. We took a guided tour which talked us through all the history. It also shown us some great views - highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing place to visit and so much to see. I would advise you get your tickets before you go otherwise you will be queuing for hours.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very tiring walking no seats tour guide knowledge excellent and very enthusiastic. Would go first day in Rome as very hot and we are tired after walking lots!

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