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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Skip-the-line Access to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
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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%
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  • Terrible3%
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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

It’s too overwhelming to do on your own during the day because you can’t even stop sometimes it’s so crowded. Need to get a guided tour early to actually know what you are looking at and appreciate it as well as being able to do...More

Thank Paige B
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Reviewed today

If you don't mind being herded though a museum like cattle being led to the slaughter, then this is the place for you! It is a totally disorganized experience, which is made all the worse by the relentless tour groups and crowds crowded into the...More

Thank BobC558
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No comments about the works of art and the museums. Real masterpieces. But!!! Everything is so commercial that makes you furious. You can not stand in a room to a take a big breath and admire what you see. You have to move on with...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We prepurchased tickets on the museivaticani.va website and got in quickly and without being hassled by the mob of ticket “sellers”. The tickets are lowest price and you get to go straight into the ticket office with a copy of your email confirmation. The easiest...More

Thank Wilhelm T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You definitely have to visit the Vatican museums when in Rome. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. The place is very crowded and you would be walking very closely next to people. I definitely recommend booking a tour in advance. You cannot take any photos in the Sistine...More

Thank Thiloshnee S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Totally worth whatever you have to do in order to spend time in the Vatican Museum. We traveled with a group of friends, 6, and hired a private tour guide. Best. Decision. Ever. Lots of people and lines but with our guide in charge we...More

1  Thank valrn2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place, the items, the age, the amount of items - all take your breath away. The tour guide was well worth the money. Skip the line (mostly) and learn all the art history with your ticket. I was surprised that the Sistine Chapel did...More

Thank Dlkelleygirl
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I reviewed this while reviewing our visit to the Vatican. Let me just say that there are incredible things in these museums that were unexpected. However, the staff and security were rude and unpleasant and we were herded through like cattle. So I recommend going,...More

Thank Marla B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We pre-booked a 3 hour walking tour of the basilica, Sistine Chapel, and some museums. Very crowded, but having a tour guide was essential - so much to see and learn. We especially loved the map room, but the other areas were inspiring as well....More

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous is an umderstatement. Michelangelo,Raphael, Bernini....what else could u want. I dont recommend taking a guide tour except for the direct entry into the basilica from.sistine chapel which apparently you can only access if you're with a guide. Otherwise it's a long walk back to...More

Thank Reena C
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drjoanv
22 May 2018|
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Response from Speysider59 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but this question is confusing and irrelevant for the Vatican Museum in my personal opinion. 1) It seems to ask previous visitors to the Vatican Museum, what they would like to know about this attraction. 2) Who on... More
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Kylie G
18 May 2018|
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Response from Mario_Kosta_427 | Reviewed this property |
Earlier in the day is better
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cesivaher
11 May 2018|
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Response from Craig s | Reviewed this property |
yes just go straight inside and look for your guide we were told 15 mins before tour starts
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