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Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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+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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The Vatican museums are just breath taking. They are simply a brilliant way to spend a day you must add this on your to do list when visiting Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Vatican museums are just breath taking. They are simply a brilliant way to spend a day you must add this on your to do list when visiting Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow... just one word to describe this place. It was amazing. We took a guided tour, English guide with a wealth knowledge. Used a guide for this tour to avoid the long queues, you can wait up to 3 hours to enter without a guide. The tour was breathtaking. Very busy so try and visit has early has possible. There's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can only tour the Vatican through the official Vatican tour agency, so it was easy to make the booking. Would definitely recommend booking and buying tickets beforehand, as we saw a MAD line of people waiting to get in when we arrived in the morning for the 9am tour. We went for the Art and Faith tour which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Before visiting, I read a lot of mixed reviews about whether we should take our two year old into the Vatican Museum. We visited in January and so there were less crowds, but I am happy to say, it was a delightful experience. We didn't read about every piece of art but we hit the highlights and spent time in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great experience do not miss in Rome. Have been twice before and it's simply epic - a few lines but not to bad on a winters day. Would go back if we had time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can visit here with or without a guided tour. You can purchase an audio guide if you want. Probably best to purchase tickets before hand particularly in the summer months. Once inside you'll find some amazing pieces of religious art. Also some Egyptian artifacts and plenty of roman. Also some fantastic fresco ceilings/walls. The sistine chapel is wonderful. Please... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite all the hawkers wanting me to book in advance and have a guided tour, we desisted and bought tickets promptly. So much to see I would think that the best part of a day would be needed, fascinating artefacts, vestments etc. Sistine chapel VERY busy but impressive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, just WOW! The art is incredible! Again, the audio tour or a guide is a must as you do want to know about everything that you are seeing or in the very least the highlights. The ceilings look like a 3D paint when they are not and I'd never know if they audio tour didn't explain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made some very specific decisions that paid off when deciding to see the Vatican museums. 1. Book in advance. (The queue to get in was huge. We went straight to the head of the queue and got in very quickly). 2. Be early. We arrived at 8.30am. By 11am the museums fill up quickly. 3. Pay for the self... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Vatican in January and were pleasantly surprised by the short waiting times. We had booked our tickets online and could skip the entire line. In raphael's chapel (borgias appartments) there was no one else than us and it was marvellous. Do not skip this one! We went at 9am and noticed a line of people who did... More 

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