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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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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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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was my third time at the Vatican and each person brings new perspective. The Sistine never disappoints aside from inability to take pictures... and St Peters is amazing!

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the Vatican museums, basically a must see if you're at all interested in art/history. But do yourself a favour and consider these practical things before: *go in the off season if possible. You will avoid the crowds and the heat of summer, when...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even if you are not religious this is a must visit destination. From the 4000 year old artefacts from Thebes through ancient Roman carvings to the renaissance period through to modern art. Breathtaking in places

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a must see for me so we prebooked our tickets for a tour of Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel St. Peter's Basilica and the other must see the Colosseum. The complex that is Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica is huge so...More

Thank Lorraine L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All the amazing jaw dropping spectacular views and experiences were somewhat lost amidst being herded like cattle through the gilded corridors. Impossible to enjoy what is undoubtedly a fantastic trip due to serious overcrowding and possibly dangerously high levels of people crammed through tight corridors...More

Thank Wayne J
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Reviewed yesterday

The Vatican museums are another one of these must see when in Rome. Everything you will read on TripAdvisor is true. For a start, do yourself a favour, either go on the official website or the ticket office just outside St Peter and buy a...More

Thank Christelle M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were lucky enough to see the Pope which I thought was great (I’m not a Catholic but he’s still important, right?). The Vatican is very impressive. However the museum seemed to be mainly full of stuff the Romans pinched off other people, statues and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Impressive collection of ancient art and renaissance paintings. The highlight is, of course, the Sistine Chapel.

Thank Karl B
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Of course a visit to Rome isn't complete without a trip to the Vatican, it's museum and the Sistine Chaple. But go with a tour group and that will help you get in quicker. Also, chose a tour that is led by an art historian....More

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much to see and do. Great place to go. Loved it. Took 2hrs 30mins to walk through, popular place to visit. We would visit again.

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Fiona M
18 June 2018|
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Response from Stephannie S | Reviewed this property |
Personally I wouldnt bother with an audio guide for the younger two...if this is what you are asking. I would make a game of the older one telling the younger kids about what they are seeing. This will help 7 learn more and... More
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Anthony L
14 June 2018|
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Response from almirinda | Reviewed this property |
Normally sharing is a good thing. But in this case each person should have his/her own audio guide. You'll be much happier and get more out of the tour if you are able to move at your own pace and take in your surroundings... More
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Colleen M
7 June 2018|
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Response from Cathy S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about your tour guide question, but I do know my daughter and I were very happy we didn't go with a tour so we could go at our own pace.
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