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Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)
Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)

Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)

Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, last Sunday of the month 9am-2pm
St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, 00120

The Basics

A Vatican Museums ticket includes access to the Sistine Chapel, and as part of the Vatican Museums, the chapel cannot be visited on its own and can only be entered through the museum complex. Because the Sistine Chapel attracts millions of visitors each year, those who don’t reserve skip-the-line access in advance will find long lines upon arrival. Many travelers find that the complex frescoes are best appreciated with the assistance of an official tour guide, so booking a group tour, an expert guide for a private tour, or even a self-guided audio tour is recommended.

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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
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Privileged Entrance Vatican Tour with Sistine Chapel
star-4.5
$112.44 per adult
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Loved the tour
Great tour, guide was very informative and patient. It lasted close to 5 hours and was very worth it.
Angel_S, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

star-5
Fantastic time at Vatican
Raymond_W, Jan 2023
Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
Right from the start it had been a great experience. Filipo was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He brought the sights to life and with some funny moments too. And he ensure they safety of everyone and that no one is left out. I would truly recommend Filipo!
star-5
Very knowledgeable guide....
Denis_F, Oct 2022
Semi-Private Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Very knowledgeable guide. They should limit the number of visitors as it was very crowded and not very covid secure.
star-5
Best way to see the Vatican
Matias_G, Feb 2023
VIP Vatican Breakfast: Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Very nice early breakfast in the Vatican patio. The guided tour was very interesting, the guide was very professional.
star-5
Viator Breakfast at the Vatican is superb
travel, Feb 2023
VIP Vatican Breakfast: Sistine Chapel & St Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Always use Viator no matter where we travel. We can depend on timely tours and the avoid the lines is a gem. Guide was on time and well informed on Vatican, St Peters Basilica. Friendly guide and well informed.
star-5
Excellent tour
KERRY_M, Feb 2023
Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
These are definitely worth a visit on your trip to Rome, and this is a fantastic tour that ensures you don't miss any of the highlights in the museums. Well paced and informative.
star-5
Vatican
Dominique_H, Feb 2023
Fast Track - Vatican Tour with Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
Marcus was our guide. He was full of life and made the tour very enjoyable. The Vatican was amazing, and glad I had a guide to take me through and show me the highlights!
star-5
Totally worth it.
Danielle_A, Feb 2023
Small Group Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, & St. Peter’s Basilica Guided Tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Time went by so fast and it was great to be able to skip the crowds saving time to do other things instead if standing in line. Highly recommended.
star-4
Great tour
Helen_I, Feb 2023
Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
It was great. Me and my friend enjoy the tour alot. It was intimate, informative and we acquired more knowledge from the tour. It would be a great improvement to add audio aid. So we can hear the guide speak more clearly.
star-5
World of wonder
Susan_B, Feb 2023
Fast- track- entry ticket to the Vatican Museums & the Sistine Chapel
Just loved the entire few hours i spent roaming thru the rooms.. So many amaxung things to see.. Packed with history. My personal favourite is the egyptian exhibits.
star-5
Great tour guide
Malcolm_D, Feb 2023
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
The tour was wonderful, visuals breathtaking. Our tour guide was witty cheerful and fulll of small anecdotes which had the whole group in splits. Great tour we had a great time.
star-5
Excellent tour.
Richard_H, Feb 2023
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
It all went very smoothly, with excellent, knowledgeable guide. Really enjoyable and informative tour. Good value. Would book through visitor again.
star-5
Very memorable
Michael_Q, Feb 2023
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with St. Peter's Basilica Access
Our tour guide fabrizio was very knowledgeable and easy to get on with.. took us round the Vatican City with ease..👍👍
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Seeing Michelangelo's frescoes can be unforgettable even for kids if seen as part of a small-group or kid-friendly Sistine Chapel and Vatican tour.

  • Because the chapel is a Catholic church, appropriate attire and decorum are required. Wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees and to keep your voice low.

  • Though photography (without flash) is permitted in the Vatican Museums, no photography is allowed in the Sistine Chapel.

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How to Get There

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums complex adjacent to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City. The Ottaviano station on Line A of the city’s underground metro system is about a five-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are famously crowded, especially during the middle of the day. To skip the line and savor the chapel frescoes in relative peace, reserve an exclusive first-entry or early-access tour in the morning or a night tour after the general public has left. The chapel is often quieter on Wednesday mornings, when the papal address attracts most visitors to St. Peter’s Square instead of the museums.

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Sistine Chapel Highlights

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the majesty of Michelangelo’s sumptuous ceiling frescoes, which cover 5,000 square feet (460 square meters) and depict more than 300 figures illustrating the “Creation of the Earth,” the “Creation of Humankind,” and the “State of Humanity.” Take a few moments to focus on and appreciate the iconic scene of the “Creation of Adam” in the ceiling’s central section, one of the most famous and replicated religious paintings of all time.

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Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)
Frequently Asked Questions
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