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Vatican Museums

Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The building is a masterpiece in itself inside-out. We booked a ticket and naturally you have to report to the tour guide office who in their turn take you to the museum. Step one: So when you book the ticket, you go to the office...More

Thank Ash M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The collection here is so magnificent - although some would say they think the money should be going elsewhere, seeing so many unreserved ancient sites and seeing how many pieces have been kept here and stood the test of time because they were kept here,...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked and paid for tickets for the Vatican museum (comes together with tickets for the Sistine Chapel) on the official website. You wait for the confirmation email--that comes about 24 hrs later --and print out the voucher. I followed the advice of others and...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museums are grand; breathtaking sculptures and artwork and so much to see and do, you'd need days to see it all. I recommend a guide. We had a guide who guided us for almost 3 hrs through the museums and showed us the masterpieces....More

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you're looking to do the Vatican museum this is not the tour for you. You only visit the popular areas including the sixteen chapel. The tour was 35 or so people and the sites were incredibly crowded in the afternoon. You were more or...More

Thank Tyler T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked a tour with Viator, and it was worth every cent. The tour guide was great although hard to understand at times, due to the accent. I would definitely recommend going here on a guided tour and skip the line us worth it as it...More

Thank Jwaz0
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are plenty museum chambers for all tastes: history, pottery, geography, art I would recommend at least to take an audio guide (it costs 7€), as there is so much you can learn from these museums. A definit must do!

Thank DanaChilici
Reviewed yesterday

I definitely recommend coming as soon as the doors open-we went a few days before Christmas (I'm a bit behind in reviews...) and went to the museum after a great Vatican Gardens tour, which I really suggest as a hidden gem along with the rest...More

Thank Lady_Snowhawk
Reviewed yesterday

The whole Vatican complex is easily walkable but heaving with people. Everything is beautiful, amazing one of the few places that match expectation. You do need a guide, there is so much to see, lucky old popes huh.

Thank Bernard B
Reviewed yesterday

It's summer and boiling hot in Rome so this definitely spoils our enjoyment of this museum. There are lots of rooms here with a significant amount of old religious artifacts as is expected but it's hard to figure out which way to tour the museum....More

Thank stulimom
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21 August 2017|
Response from Lady_Snowhawk | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what review you saw, but when I went to Rome we used the Omnia card (search Rome omnia) to get round Rome. You can use it to get free entry into the Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica and 2 of the large sites... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from sadiemitchell | Reviewed this property |
We walked everywhere and I wouldn't recommend hiring a car! We got a two day city sightseeing hop on/off bus ticket which is helpfully and tells you about the history and information on the city! As for things to do... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from DM S | Reviewed this property |
Try using City Wonders, we used them in Pisa, Florence and Rome - very good. Avoid using City Sightseeing, they're too disorganized.