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Vatican Museums, Vatican City

Categories: Art Museums, Sacred & Religious Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 20,000+ reviews on the web
The easiest way to experience Vatican Museums, featuring an outstanding collection of fine art, is by joining a guided tour. These museums display works from an immense collection that the Roman Catholic church built up over several centuries. You can see some of the most renowned Classical sculptures in the world, as well as numerous Renaissance art masterpieces. Founded in the early 16th century by Pope Julius II, the museums contain 54 galleries. The last stop and a highlight of every tour is the Sistine Chapel, featuring the world-famous ceiling decorated by Michelangelo. You are not required to join a tour, but the collection is spread over an area of nearly 15 km (9 mi), so it's highly recommended. Look online beforehand to choose from many different tour options. Add Vatican Museums to your Vatican City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Vatican City itinerary maker.
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  • See, I am not going to say that not it worth going to see them, because the works of art they have is immense. But so many people and so suffocating, you take away the desire to go. If you go, get the idea that it'll see everything to the rhythm of the tide of people with which you go.
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  • You can't see anything due to the crowds of the city. If something serious happens would have been a mess and not control of works of art
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  • There is just so much to see and do that you really need to dedicate at least half a day to see it all properly. Before we flew to Rome we purchased Omnia cards which guaranteed us entry for free at a...  read more »
  • We are taught all our lives how great the artwork is in this place. You want to know what? It really does have AWESOME AND AMAZING artwork!!! Do not skip this place because of the crowds. However, make sure to get tickets online before you go. The non-reservation line for the Vatican Museums can be very very long.
  • Different museums speak to different people. This place is so expansive it can speak to a lot of folks. The line isn't bad at the start of the day but gets terrible by noon. Go early and buy your tickets in advance. Have them printed and be ready to use those printed tickets as redemption for your actual ticket once you are inside the front door.
  • Simply amazing. One of our favorite places in Italy. We went on a "City Wonder" tour, which let us skip the super long line. It was about $60 per person, for 3 hours. Definitely worth it! The museum is HUGE, and it's really useful having a tour show you the highlights and the hilarious stories about Michaelangelo. A must see.
  • Amazing place. The history recorded in here is second to none. And even the stalls offer meaningful products for sale, which is rare. The only thing that people may find irritating that it requires over 5-6 hours to navigate fully. Even if you casually stroll through the place, it takes at least 4 hours. But if you're a history buff like me, you'll find yourself not caring a bit. According to me, it's a must see.
  • THE WORST VISIT OF MY LIFE! DISORGANIZED WITH RUDE, RUDE, RUDE staff! NEVER AGAIN, WILL LOOK FOR TOURS ONLINE, in the comfort of my own home!! or anywhere else, BUT NEVER back to that awful experience!... I only gave 1 star, because there was NOTHING LESS!
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