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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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You Should Go At Least Once

Over the last 20 years or so, I have visited the Vatican Museum 4 times as part of different groups. Each time I told myself that I didn't need to return for another visit, yet I... read more

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Over the last 20 years or so, I have visited the Vatican Museum 4 times as part of different groups. Each time I told myself that I didn't need to return for another visit, yet I did. Why, I asked myself since I'm not really into art and sculpture, do I keep returning? Well, after 4 visits, I think I... More 

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Beausejour, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not worth standing in line for 2 hours, more like an old painting, statue museum. One hour in there was enough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just a magnificent collection of works and artifacts from all over the world and all over the religious spectrum. Make sure you get your skip the line tickets; we saw people waiting 2 hours to get in. Also make sure to visit the Vatican Museum website and get a feel for the layout and what is where in the building.... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was extremely crowded the day we visited. The crowd just sort of moved along the corridors in a stream. Despite the crush I tried to see as much as I could and especially loved the enormous tapestries in one of the halls.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museums are very much worth the visit! If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, you have to go through them, so… yeah, :). I cant even begin to start explaining the contents of the museums, there is simply too much to discuss. Rooms and rooms full of works from so many years ago. I honestly could spend hours... More 

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Thank Jason0013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been here many times - but it always is awesome in everything you see. Would recommend having a tour guide and being there when the museum first opens. Always busy with some of the most beautiful art in the world.

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Thank Judy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Vatican Museums are simply the best because their collections are simply the best. Dream that you have gone to heaven, and you will have a glimpse of the riches of these museums. Furthermore, the works, dating back over 2,000 years, are organised in an accessible way. Go, see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an incredible time touring the Vatican! I highly recommend getting a tour guide as you really need to know what your looking at to appreciate it! The cisteen chapel was amazing seeing Michael Angelos original artwork! Well worth it! Comfortable walking shoes is a must as it's about 3hrs your on your feet!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although you won't be allowed to stay in for a full day (the whistle blowers in the Sistine Chapel will drive you out!), go as slowly as you can and take in as much as you can. It is the most overwhelmingly impressive collection of art you'll ever be near in your life. Book ahead, and go early.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the Vatican Museums several times, as I go to Rome every other year or two because i have family in Rome. Only my first time was a nightmare trying to get into a horrendous line that went all around the Site. The other times, i went late in the afternoon and it was a breeze to go... More 

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