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Sistine Chapel

Viale Vaticano, Rome 00165 Italy
114 reviews

Try to schedule a time that won't be crushed. Be sure to see this. If you need them, bring your glasses, you want to see this clearly. Poor Michelangelo didn't want to paint this ceiling but was bullied into it by a pope. I have to say this is the best result of bullying ever. Michelangelo may not have thought ...

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    0.08 mi

    St Peter's Basilica

    0.08 mi from Sistine Chapel
    165 reviews

    Our tour of the Vatican concluded with us going through St. Peter's. Inside, St. Peter's Basilica you will find one of Michelangelo's early sculptural achievements in La Pietà. He completed this sculpture at the age of 23. The sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding Christ after the Crucifixion. The sculpture even from several feet away is amazing in that it ...

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  • 2
    0.23 mi

    Vatican Museums

    0.23 mi from Sistine Chapel
    120 reviews

    If you enjoy art you must definitely visit the Vatican Museums. To avoid the 2-hour wait, you can book your tickets in advance through the vatican website and pay them with your credit card.

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    0.16 mi

    Saint Peter's Square

    0.16 mi from Sistine Chapel
    126 reviews

    Saint Peter's Square is HUGE and is the is the place where people can hear the Pope speak to his spiritual followers. The square is filled with many beautiful sculptures and is sight to see!

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    0.05 mi

    The Vatican

    0.05 mi from Sistine Chapel
    16 reviews

    loved it!

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  • 5
    0.07 mi

    Pope Benedict XVI

    0.07 mi from Sistine Chapel
    12 reviews

    See the Pope! Well see the amazing cathedral and its wonderful art collection. Again, go early or late to miss the huge queues. Get up to the top of the Cathedral for breathtaking views.

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    0.07 mi

    Michelangelo's Pieta

    0.07 mi from Sistine Chapel
    4 reviews

    What can be said about this masterpiece? Behind bullet-proof glass, in St. Peter's Cathedral, the Pieta is a must for anyone visiting Rome. See Mary's peaceful face as she holds her dead Son, then notice her graceful left hand in a helpless position. This incredible marble sculpture was completed before Michelangelo's 25th birthday. It hardly seems possible.

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    0.05 mi

    Vatican Post Office

    0.05 mi from Sistine Chapel
    2 reviews

    I like sending post cards from all the places I go, and the tiny micro-state of Vatican City has its own post office with its own stamps (and postcards). It's a small office to the left if you're standing in the square looking at the Balisica. There's a yellow post box in front. Inside they have seating and tables for ...

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    0.08 mi

    Cortile della Pigna

    0.08 mi from Sistine Chapel
    2 reviews

    Once you have navigated the queue for tickets and made your way into the Vatican museum, the Pine cone courtyard is a good place to gather your breath and plan how to see the many treasures. It is also worth looking around to appreciate both old and modern art in the courtyard.

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  • 9
    0.63 mi

    Castel Sant'Angelo

    0.63 mi from Sistine Chapel
    86 reviews

    A serious Roman landmark, the Castel Sant'Angelo is also fun to visit. Peep inside at historical artifacts or see if you can get an invite to one of the events and performances held on the roof.

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  • 10
    0.63 mi

    Ponte Sant'Angelo

    0.63 mi from Sistine Chapel
    50 reviews

    Ponte Sant'Angelo: just start walking on this bridge, look forward and lean on the railing of the bridge, because when you look up you will see Castel Sant'Angelo! And then the emotion is strong, very strong!

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    0.94 mi

    Tiber River

    0.94 mi from Sistine Chapel
    20 reviews

    One of the longest rivers in Rome. During summer there are events, food stalls all around and its interesting and fun just to walk along the banks.

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    0.87 mi

    Gianicolo

    0.87 mi from Sistine Chapel
    15 reviews

    in my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful places to see in rome, is a park full of greenery, situated on a hill near Trastevere, a very romantic place, where you can see all of Rome at night with its lights, or day, a great view, a lasting memory of your vacation .... and soon after, you can ...

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  • 13
    0.91 mi

    Chiostro del Bramante

    0.91 mi from Sistine Chapel
    7 reviews

    Located in the historical centre o f Rome, the Cloister of Bramante, designed by the great architect Donato Bramante [1444-1515], offers in every season the unique sight of its Renaissance architecture located near the most visited places in Rome, like Piazza Navona, Vatican City, Trastevere, Trevi Fountain.

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  • 14
    0.86 mi

    Via Giulia

    0.86 mi from Sistine Chapel
    7 reviews

    You could walk down the Via Giulia numerous times and never know that it was first constructed to connect the Vatican with Ponte Sisto; at the time, the straight as an arrow kilometer of road was an innovative development. Today, stroll along and browse the boutiques and galleries.

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  • 15
    0.55 mi

    Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II

    0.55 mi from Sistine Chapel
    6 reviews

    The Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the more central bridges in Rome, connecting Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Via San Po X. Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, the Castel Sant'Angelo and Piazza San Pietro are all near.

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  • 16
    0.98 mi

    Sant'Agnese in Agone

    0.98 mi from Sistine Chapel
    6 reviews

    The big church in the heart of Piazza Navona involved both of Rome's great architects, Borromini and Bernini, as well as Girolamo Rainaldi and his son Carlo Rainaldi. The beautiful interior offers a great break from the hustle outside. Stand at the top of the church's steps and you'll get a great vantage point of the piazza itself.

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  • 17
    0.37 mi

    Castroni

    0.37 mi from Sistine Chapel
    3 reviews

    This is the kind of shop foodies dream about: An old establishment with specialty food items from around the world displayed from ceiling to floor and across every wall. Local chocolates and pasta, oriental teas, wine, meats and cheeses, etc. You can find it here. A friend of mine walked me in before disappearing into the cavern that is the ...

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  • 18
    0.93 mi

    Villa Farnesina

    0.93 mi from Sistine Chapel
    3 reviews

    A wonderful Roman tour guide, Iris Carulli, once gave me great advice: To avoid the crowds in Rome, go to a museum. Here's a place where you can browse in beautiful peace. It's surrounded by graceful gardens, and was called "Le Delizie," "The Delights" in Renaissance Days, when it was the primo party spot for priests, courtesans, and nobleman. The ...

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  • 19
    0.89 mi

    Abbey Theatre Irish Pub

    0.89 mi from Sistine Chapel
    4 reviews

    What I love most about Abbey Theatre is probably the location. Like other pubs in Rome, I'm not exactly blown away by the beer selection or prices. I did notice that wine was noticeably cheaper, and a cocktail with Jack-level quality ran only a euro or so more than a pint. That said, this is a nice place and the ...

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  • 20
    0.94 mi

    Via Cola di Rienzo

    0.94 mi from Sistine Chapel
    3 reviews

    Via Cola di Rienzo is a picturesque street of fashionable stores near Vatican City. If you happen to have a break from the museums, take a detour here and pick up some snacks at Castroni, a very old and very large specialty foods store. And while the street is near one of the most visited tourist spots in the world, ...

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