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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
Entry Fee at Location: $19 per adult
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Reviewed yesterday

We bought a skip the line ticket online beforehand which meant we could go straight in although the bag x-ray and ticket collection area is a bit chaotic afterwards. You are supposed to check-in your backpacks and wear trousers - both of which I did...More

Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm not a holy person so to speak but have to say was so taken back by the atmosphere, architecture, views and just the whole feel of the place. I don't know what it is about this place but I was absolutely stunned by the...More

1  Thank SPM70
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the breakfast formula with early acces. It wasnt well organised. At arrival no clear guidance and very group visit based. We as a couple were stuck between them. Breakfast was ok. Early acces should be wat it says. But quite a few rooms...More

Thank ImmySB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Book your tickets online to avoid the queue and bypass the touts. Allow at least 2 hours even if you are not an art lover. Rather spoilt by the crowds but none the less a wonderful and varied collection of art.

Thank David L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On arriving at the Vatican, it is not very clear where you need to go! There are hundreds of 'tour guides' trying to get your business but my advice would be to buy tickets beforehand if you can. I suggest that visitors should go straight...More

Thank fussyferrett
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The good: 1) Had an Omnia card which meant skipping the massive line that is very long 2) Filled with tremendous works of art The bad: 1) On a hot day (this was) it is very hot inside as there is no air conditioning. 2)...More

1  Thank Simonblaine
Reviewed 2 days ago

The busiest attraction in Rome. The entrance is not so obvious, but prepare yourself with the 'Omnia Card' for speedier entry. Visitors are herded through some galleries on the way to the Sistine Chapel. Though the effort is worth it. Pay attention to the ceilings...More

1  Thank Kev_Gough_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My second time visiting the Vatican museums and will probably be my last unfortunately. We booked a guided tour through the Vatican web site and easily found our meeting point inside. It is worth booking a guided tour as you skip the long queue outside...More

Thank rollonthehols
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are planning to visit the Vatican whilst in Rome and want to see the Sistine Chapel whilst you are there, make sure you book your tickets in advance. You will be approached by many (potentially unofficial) people offering to help you skip the...More

Thank gremlin82
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a pleasure and a privilege to be able to see first hand these amazing masterpieces. It is wonderful that such ancient statues are preserved so that one can experience and appreciate them today. Just loved the room of tapestries and cannot comprehend the time...More

Thank NswAustraliaDidi
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Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about the audio books but as a disabled ( non wheelchair user) I walked to the front of the queue ad I cannot stand for long. They could see I was disabled. They were helpful but not sure how accessible the main... More