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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6988 4676
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Too much to take in

We booked a guided evening tour around the museums and there is no doubt it is truly special, the sheer size of it is ridiculous, fortunately the guide showed us some highlights... read more

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked a guided evening tour around the museums and there is no doubt it is truly special, the sheer size of it is ridiculous, fortunately the guide showed us some highlights and going in the evening meant we were only there with other tours and avoid the general public throughout the day, a little extra expense but definitely worth... More 

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Honefoss, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to the vatican city and bought a guide to this demonic place. Ironic they try to imagine they are a holy place. Nothing holy about catolic church

Thank Koltrip
Walsall, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This truly is one of the most impressive places I have ever visited, the Beauty in the place is breathtaking don't forget to keep looking up. Michael Angelo and Raffael have painted a lot of the masterpieces you will see and the Sistine Chappell takes your breath away. We visited at night so the crowds were a lot smaller so... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got in the queue about 0815 and it was about 100 yards long. Ticket office opens ay 9, by which time it must have been 800 yards long. Moved through really well once opened and got inside to buy entry tickets after about 15 minutes. Great value at 16 euros each, there are so many artefacts and so much art... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

lots and lots of stuff to see. some fantastic and some not so. be prepared for miles of walking and many sets of stairs as the route really twists and turns. not good for folks with dodgy knees!

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Athens, Greece
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Very interesting and amazing place. The connection and the continuity of the Ancient Greek Sculpture through the centuries to all the world and the humanity. Of great interest the stereoscopic and 3D effect of certain carpets fresco's and artifacts. Superb...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Michelangelo's art in Sistine Chapel is simply magnificent, and the best thing is that there is lot more worth seeing in Vatican museums, quite more than I explected. Among all the famous things in there, I liked the so called Egyptian collection. Just take some comfortable shoes, go early to bed the day before and go as earliest as possible... More 

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went as part of a tour that included the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. That proved to be way too much for one day. Walking through the long galleries of the Museum our eyes glazed over. I would definitely recommend that you do the Museum itself, apart from the Chapel and Basilica, on an independent visit and even... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Unlike many other major museums and galleries in Italy where visitor numbers are managed in order to allow a more enjoyable experience, the Vatican seems happy to push through as many people as possible to fund their coffers. This is particularly noticeable in the Sistine Chapel, where an experience which is supposed to be holy is actually unpleasant. You should... More 

Thank Hazel R
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's amazing to see everything in person, but the crowds are INSANE. The best piece of advice (that I wish I'd known before visiting) is that you can buy tickets on the Vatican's website ahead of time, which allows you to skip the line. It's only €4 extra per ticket (so €20 instead of €16 when I visited in March... More 

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