Top rated places in Vatican City

Experience the best that Vatican City has to offer with our curated list of top-rated places. Sorted by average review scores from venues boasting over 30 reviews, these establishments promise exceptional quality and experiences to elevate your visit in the city. Ratings are based from 26 places in the country.

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Vox Mundi
Sightseeing tour agency
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I had the pleasure of taking the St. Peter's Basilica tour in English with the most wonderful guide, Silvia Guastini. She enjoys the history of the Vatican and the art work and her joyful smile transferred to my tour group. I enjoyed Silviaโ€™s humerous approach to the artwork in the Basilica and lear...
4.90 (2.1K reviews)
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Tomb of Saint Peter
Tourist attraction
๐Ÿ‘ The interior of St Peter's Basilica is beyond words. Absolutely awesome and amazing statues and paintings. I was even more in awe than I expected especially the Sistine Chapel. Even if you are not a devout Catholic the genius of the art work and historical relevance is undeniable. A must see for his...
4.90 (214 reviews)
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Cortile della Pinacoteca
Museum
๐Ÿ˜ Approfittate di questo spazio perchรฉ poi vi aspetta una scarpinata tra capolavori e affreschi e non potrete prendere neanche una boccata d'aria fino a dopo la cappella Sistina. In realtร  dovrete passare per il cortile della Pigna ma sarร  per visitarlo. Da qui si gode di una panoramica privilegiata n...
4.90 (35 reviews)
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St. Peter's Basilica
Basilica
Late Renaissance church by architects including Michelangelo & holding up to 20,000 worshippers.
4.80 (143.1K reviews)
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Obelisk of St Peter's Square
Historical landmark
Monumental granite obelisk dating to Ancient Egyptian times & embellished with papal coats of arms.
4.80 (3.8K reviews)
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Maderno Fountain
Tourist attraction
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Maderno Fountain or Fontana del Maderno at St Peters Square are two fountains in St Peters Square in Vatican City. These fountains are created by Carlo Maderno (1612โ€“1614) and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1667โ€“1677) to ornament the square in front of St Peters Basilica. These fountains add glory to St Pete...
4.80 (219 reviews)
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Scala Elicoidale Momo
Tourist attraction
Impressive Vatican staircase featuring a double helix, which allows for traffic in both directions.
4.80 (132 reviews)
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Braccio Nuovo
Museum
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Statue, busti colonne.... Tutto ciรฒ che abbelliva una casa Patrizia.
4.80 (68 reviews)
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Sistine Chapel
Catholic church
Famous chapel in the Vatican Museums, best known for Michelangelo's 16th-century painted ceiling.
4.70 (79.3K reviews)
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Gardens of Vatican City
Garden
Urban green spaces dating from the 13th century with Renaissance & Baroque fountains & sculptures.
4.70 (2.3K reviews)
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Vatican Necropolis
Historical landmark
Guided tours are given of the subterranean tomb of St. Peter that lies beneath the Vatican Basilica.
4.70 (708 reviews)
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Pigna Courtyard
Garden
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Amazing, a place you can relax outside in the middle of your museum visit.
4.70 (637 reviews)
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Paintings Gallery of the Vatican Museums
National museum
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Don't miss this painting gallery of the Vatican museums. Multiple galleries of classical & Renaissance art masterpieces, plus the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Plan to go in the morning to the visit Vatican city. Nice painting with traditions way of painting.
4.70 (468 reviews)
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The Last Judgment
Painting
Michelangeloโ€™s acclaimed, expansive 1541 fresco on the altar wall at the Sistine Chapel.
4.70 (257 reviews)
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Pio-Clementine Museum
Museum
Vatican City museum displaying a collection of ancient Greek & Roman sculptures.
4.70 (167 reviews)
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Carriage Pavilion
History museum
Intimate museum space featuring the horse-drawn carriages, sedan chairs & cars used by former popes.
4.70 (135 reviews)
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Gregorian Egyptian Museum
Archaeological museum
Egyptian antiquities including sculptures, reliefs & sarcophagi in an ornate series of galleries.
4.70 (106 reviews)
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Chiaramonti Museum
Museum
Museum comprising a grand loggia lined with classical sculptures including Roman busts & friezes.
4.70 (103 reviews)
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Giardino Quadrato (o giardino segreto)
Garden
๐Ÿ˜ Nice relaxing area right after the your visit from Vatican Museum.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
4.70 (83 reviews)
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Vatican Museums
Art museum
Multiple galleries of classical & Renaissance art masterpieces, plus the Sistine Chapel frescoes.
4.60 (172.5K reviews)
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