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“a bit overblown”
Review of Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel
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Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A little bit like the mona lisa the sistine chapel is so famous that it is very hard for it to live up to the expectations. Don't get me wrong it is a remarkable work and given the choice I would definitely go again, I just can't shake that little disappointment when I compare the real thing with what I had anticipated.

Thank Guillaume M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Sistine chapel is smaller than the larger St Peter’s but it is covered in some of the finest works of art in history.

I don’t really know how to express how much you have to go see portions of the Vatican. It is truly beyond words. I am rating them and marking where we were able to go during our half day tour.

Go see it and go see more than we did, book at least retail full days.

Breathtaking, awe inspiring, historic, amazing. It was spiritual.

Only distraction: the crowds. You have to be prepared to deal with the crowds and frankly if you allow yourself to pay too much attention to the crowds, you will miss the sights. Don’t miss the sights!!!

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Easter weekend was ridiculous! So busy and very rushed through but they were about to close parts of the Vatican for the Easter Vigil so it was understandable.
Still recommend the experience! Absolutely beautiful!

Thank Belle D
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The Sistine Chapel is a masterpiece from and art perspective and the capability of the artists is unequalled but the space is not amazing and the annoying security telling everyone to be silent on a megaphone the whole time is annoying and far from silent. Very difficult in large crowds with young children. Kids found it hard.

Thank desinerg
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A huge disappointment down to the number of people they stuff into the Chapel. It is a victim of its fame and it’s outstanding beauty. Completely spoilt I think by the commercialisation of the whole of St Peters. I could not see past the numerous shops in the museum, SistIne Chapel and the Basilica. Somehow they need to restrict the number of people, it’s was uncomfortable and painful for us.

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