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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Viale Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed today

yes a little Louvre, and there not only the artwork but the rooms and the environment is beautiful. We went at 11 am and there is nobody :)

Thank Julien R
Reviewed yesterday

The magnitude of what is contained inside those halls and rooms is beyond imaginable. History everywhere, from old civilisations to almost present time. We recommend booking the tickets online as it is worth the extra couple of euros to skip the line (which was quite...More

Thank Luca A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum contains one the world’s best collection of historical gems. It’s overwhelmingly crowded with people, so to appreciate these gems its best to go on a guided tour where they can explain its significance of the artifacts and the building itself. Benefits of booking...More

Thank wolfie97
Reviewed yesterday

Really no other rating than 5 out of 5 should ever be given. No matter what issue you may have with lines, crowds, heat or cold, should ever be so impactful that it diminishes an overall excellent rating. Now, a few things I would recommend...More

1  Thank TrvlsEatsExplrs
Reviewed yesterday

We were only in Rome for 3 days and we opted for skip-the-line tickets. However, if you consider the amount of time it took to obtain those tickets and the price it cost, we would have been able to enter the museum earlier if we'd...More

Thank heimah_trip
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to travel to Italy as part of our holiday this year and the Vatican museum was definitely worth seeing of course some of the displays were under repair as per usual but overall wel worth the trip.

Thank LV51
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must , but do a tour pay the money get a guide and a skip the line we saved about a 2 hour wait in the line ,I’ve got better things to do with my time for the $20 u save ,...More

Thank Clint T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just what we expected. Beautiful intricatd interior. We couldnt enjoy too much as it was lots of standinv and walking and mh mum isn't able to do as much as we used to! However, staff could not have been more helpful and allowed us through...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place beautiful and a must see. It felt peaceful and relaxing. The tour guide was disappointing as she was very rude

1  Thank SanjayChandiramani
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I entitled my review as such because when we visited the Vatican Museums, there were sparse and literally a few people visiting; we were lucky and took advantage by reading as much cards while breezing through the collection. We were done in less than 3...More

Thank jmorsem
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Pat S
6 January 2018|
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Response from r2d2Seattle | Reviewed this property |
Jan is pretty slow so I would not bother with the skip the lines but just try to make it as early as possible (opening time)—as I would every other “attractions” in Rome. There’s to much information to gather and if I were... More
19 November 2017|
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Response from Bev M | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are all different, They are closed on Dec 8th ..25th ....26th not sure about the rest of the time, some days they are open in the evening from 7.00pm till 11.00 pm there is an official web site you can... More
15 November 2017|
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Response from SchultzDe | Reviewed this property |
no I agree that there is no happy hour.They have early morning meetings.A person I met was able to receive communion from the priest from early morning.There is a Hard Rock gift store on the outskirt or vacinity of going... More