Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel, Rome

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    Vatican Museum

    by beav1279 Written May 24, 2004
    A giant bronze pinecone

    The amount of wealth displayed in these museums is almost sickening. The statues and paintings are beautiful and definently something you should definently make time for. I did pay for a tour guide through EnjoyRome and it was worth every penny.

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    The Holy See

    by tyerks Written Oct 14, 2003

    Vatican City is a definite must in Rome. It's so gorgeous!! The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel isn't like most other works of art you hear about (better when you hear about it, not as great when you see it) It's just as amazing as everyone says! The Sistine Chapel is pretty small, though, and there are TONS of people in there, so just be prepared. St. Peter's Bascilica, on the other hand, is HUGE!! There are tons of people, but you barely notice, because it's so big! Also, the museums are amazing. There is so much art there. My favorite things (although I haven't seen everything in the museums or St. Peter's) were the ceiling and wall of the Sistine Chapel and there's this ceiling in one of the museums that LOOKS like it's carved, but really, it's just a way of painting that makes it look that way and it's all two dimensional. I thought it was so cool. Sadly, I missed the Pieta at St. Peter's, so I will definitely be returning to see that, re-see the Sistine Chapel, and see more of the museums. Also, if you go to Vatican City on Wednesday morning, you can see the Pope speak. It's a great experience, especially for me, since I'm Catholic.

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    Vatican Museum

    by wen_viaggio Updated Feb 20, 2003

    The Vatican Museum, located next to St Peter's Square, has to be the most beautiful museum in the world! Sadly, photography is prohibited in most parts of the museum, if not I would have very much loved to snap away some of the most beautiful statues and treasures that date back to the ancient world.

    My favourite part of the museum has to be the map gallery, where maps of old Italy in the early centuries are painted on the very walls themselves by artists long dead and forgotten. The map gallery runs through a corridor that spans 120 m long.

    The Sistine Chapel which has the world famous painting "Creation of God" (by Michelangelo) on its curved ceiling is impressive indeed. In fact, that's where most of the visitors congregate and crane their heads up to admire the art till they get themselves a stiff neck!

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  • The Vatican Museums

    by lillamyy Written Dec 11, 2002

    The Museums in the Vatican are huuuge. The thing most people come to see is of course the Sixtinth Chappel, and in the summer it will probably take some time before yo ureach the chappel, they only let a certain number of people in at the same time...
    But there is so much else to see, magnificent paintings by Rafael and other masters...
    You could find yourself wandering around for days here. Or at least I could do that!

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    Visiting Vatican Museums

    by tayhk Written May 27, 2009

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    St Peter's Square - the giant keyhole

    Remember to buy tickets in advance from website to avoid long queue (easily more than 2 hours). Among the trusted website; www.viator.com

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    Vatican Staircase

    by fishandchips Updated Jan 31, 2006

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    Often seen in movies the Vatican staircase is an interesting start to your adventure through the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel.

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    Museum Vatican or Musei Vaticani

    by gwened Written Sep 3, 2013
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    This one everyone likes to see and since we are not into museums and the lines were looong, on a very hot day ,we skip,so just for information tip only.

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    Beauty everywhere!

    by sandravdp Written Jun 22, 2006
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    The Vatican Museum, the Sixtene Chappel, St Peter's Church all very pretty! Come or or late in the afternoon when you don't want to spend hours in a queue for the entrance.

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    Vatican Musuem

    by mxnxcx Written Apr 10, 2005
    not suppose to take photos .. but had to steal 1

    this was a large museum .. but holds lots of Italian History..

    and the sisteen chapel is there .. small but breathe taking ..

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    Vatican Museums - Gallery of the Candelabra

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 28, 2005
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    As you walk up the stairs onto the upper level, these rooms are dead in front of you. They consist of many Roman statues, pots and urns.

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    Vatican Museums - Gallery of Tapestries

    by Willettsworld Written Jul 28, 2005

    Next on from the Gallery of the Candelabra on the upper floor is the Gallery of Tapestries with huge tapestries woven in Brussels to designs by students of Raphael.

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    " Arround" the vatican museum

    by gambadilegno Updated Oct 9, 2004

    If you want to visit the vatican museum, come early. Or you had to stand in line for a verylong time.........!
    And after entering, it goes arround and arround and...

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    Double Helix Stairs at the Vatican Museums

    by Frisbeeace Written Jun 1, 2003
    Double Helix Stairs

    Look at the incredible double helix staircase that leads to the exit of the Vatican museum. It was designed in 1932 by Giuseppe Momo, consisting of two spirals: one to walk up and one to walk down.

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    Arts & Culture at the Sistine Chapel

    by jltan Written Oct 16, 2002
    Circular Stairway At Sistine Chapel

    Overflowing display of Roman art.

    I never seen a museum so overwhelming ('The Creation' ceiling art)!

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