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How busy is Vatican Museum on Monday afternoon?

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How busy is Vatican Museum on Monday afternoon?

We're planning to go to Vatican Museum on monday afternoon at 2pm without online ticket. How busy is it, do you advice us to pay some extra money for online tickets? Thanks.

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1. Re: How busy is Vatican Museum on Monday afternoon?

The museums will still be very crowded up until closing time. It's hard to say if there will or won't be a long line outside. It's hit or miss. If you're going after the beginning of November your chances are better that you won't encounter much of a line. During high season, it's hard to say.


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2. Re: How busy is Vatican Museum on Monday afternoon?

On Monday most of the rest of the Museums in Rome are closed, so there is extra traffic at the Vatican Museums. I would buy tickets

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3. Re: How busy is Vatican Museum on Monday afternoon?

We were there on a Monday afternoon in the 2nd week in October 2012. While we had tickets and could get in, once in, I thought the crowds were awful. It was just packed wall to wall. The Sistine chapel felt like a sardine can, it was chaotic and many were using flash even though it's not allowed? If you are at all claustrophobic, I'd skip it and try another day if possible. The tour buses were lined up for blocks bringing people in because other museums are closed.

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