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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6988 4676
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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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If your in Rome the museums are a must see. Took us nearly 2 hours to get around the museums. Book tickets in advanced otherwise you will be queuing for most of the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your in Rome the museums are a must see. Took us nearly 2 hours to get around the museums. Book tickets in advanced otherwise you will be queuing for most of the day.

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Emmen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We bought online tickets and skipper the line. We recommend doing that! If you want to know details take a audio guide or guided tour because theres almost No info to read inside! Everything is very impressive to see.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an absolute stunning place to visit with loads of interesting history and amazing sculptures, pictures and paintings to see Love the history behind it all, well worth a visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much to see in one small place the art work is unbelievable not cheap to get in about 49 euroes each for a 2-3 hour guided tour but so worth it. Hard on the feet and a bit on the busy side but put up with it and you will see things that amaze you. A must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make a guide tour, it's totally worth it Friendly people A bit expensive Some restrictions unnecessary

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably one of the biggest collection of antiquities ever. If you are disabled or visiting with disabled, you can jump the queue and go straight in through another queue system, that when we visited was empty. If you can manage two days there you will get to see everything. There is that much to see, it really is impossible to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience, do not let it put you off if you are not particularly religious. The art work and sculpture work in the museums and gardens are beautiful and really express the times. It would be a great plus to also take a private tour if possible as it is easier to get around and have everything explained. - Overall,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Vatican museums are located within Vatican City boundaries. When buying the museum tickets online, you need to pay another 4€ for the transaction but it is really worth it instead of having to wait in a huge long line to get to the entrance! Once inside, we went directly to Sistine Chapel where there is always a big crowded headed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Vatican museums are amazing. They have objects situated in it that dated back to about 1800BC. However it was PACKED with people. It would take another 3 minutes to walk 5 metres. Don't go here of u are not into history because you will be bored. My main complaint was the lack seating and rest areas. It is unsuitable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Buy tickets before you go!! We (thankfully) bought tickets beforehand. I don't think my other half would have persevered with the queue if I hadn't pre-booked. Once in, your senses are overwhelmed. It's an incredible experience with elements from many periods in history. I particularly loved the modern art pieces which are relatively late in the tour, but very beautiful.... More 

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