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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tickets

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Discover some of the greatest Renaissance art — from the monumental Gallery of Maps to Michelangelo's masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel.

Highlights

  • Go solo with direct entry, or skip long queues with a hosted entrance. Either way, if you're looking to explore the Vatican Museums at your own pace, this option is for you!

  • Step into the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Candelabra Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, and many more!

  • Place yourself in the heart of the papacy, look around the official residence of the Pope, and marvel at the murals of the world-famous Sistine Chapel.

  • Beat the crowds at the Vatican Museums: book early slots for a hassle-free visit.

  • Fun fact: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is said to have 343 figures painted by Michelangelo, can you count them all?

Inclusions

  • Entry to Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

  • Hosted entry to Vatican Museums (optional)

  • Ticket redemption (optional)

  • Booking and handling fees

Exclusions

  • St. Peter's Basilica tickets

  • Audio guide

  • Live guide

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Guests from Spain, France, United Kingdom and over 75 countries have loved this experience
ADRIAN G CIROLA

Adrian

5/5

Apr, 2024

Estuvo todo fantástico Rocío un guía increíble se nota que es profesor y arqueológicos explicó todo de manera increíble
Teodorescu Cristian

Teodorescu

5/5

Apr, 2024

The art galleries contain exceptional paintings, and as for the murals on the walls and ceilings, I have no words. In a word, superb!!!
Chau Mei Lee

Chau

5/5

Apr, 2024

the museum is very modern inside but ancient outside, make it very unexpected and I guess it is the 1st time visit for most of the tourists. Every gallery is decorated so special and I appreciate the arrangements and interior design. very impressive and made me wanted to know more about the history.
Beth Panther

Beth

5/5

Apr, 2024

I enjoyed this tour tremendously. The guide was informative and very helpful. The Vatican is amazing and recommend going up the tower.
Jens Michael Christiansen

Jens

3/5

Apr, 2024

Way to Many people. Specially at the Sixtinske Chapel Where the guards were all over the place telling people to hurry up as If they did not know We actually paid to go there

Skip long queues at entry as a host escorts you to the Museums or wing it with direct entry. No matter your choice, you are in for an artistic ride spanning decades.

Marvel at renaissance artworks

The Vatican Museums are home to many classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Leonardo da Vinci. A section of the museum is also dedicated to Modern Religious Art.

Watch out for the only painting by Vincent Van Gogh that graces the Vatican Museums - his very own rendition of The Pieta. Drawing inspiration from Eugene Delacroix, this is the lone work Van Gogh made representing Jesus.

The iconic sections of the Vatican Museums that one should visit are the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Sala Rotunda, the Gallery of Statues, and the Hall of Busts.

Admire the genius of Michelangelo at Sistine Chapel

Situated at the end of the Vatican Museums and neighboring St. Peter's Basilica is the famed Sistine Chapel. Originally built in the 15th century, its walls and ceilings have since been covered by some of the most astounding frescoes ever produced.

The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is especially renowned, animated with over 300 figures. Intricately painted by Michelangelo over 5 years in the 16th century, it is considered a cornerstone of Western art. The Last Judgement covers the wall behind the altar in the Sistine Chapel and is one of the most famous artworks worldwide.

Vatican Museums

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 8:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 8:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
SundayClosed

Sistine Chapel

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PMlast entry 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 8:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM - 8:00 PMlast entry 6:00 PM
SundayClosedlast entry 6:00 PM

What to bring

  • Dress code: Cover knees, shoulders, back, and any tattoos you may have.

  • Wear comfortable shoes as the experience requires a fair amount of walking.

What's not allowed

  • Photography and the use of mobile phones are strictly prohibited in the Sistine Chapel.

  • Luggage and/or large bags are not allowed inside the venue. You may drop off your bags with the free cloakroom service.

  • Pets and other small animals are not allowed in the venue.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs are available or rented in the lobby.

  • Guide Dogs are allowed on this experience.

Additional information

  • Please find your host at the meeting point specified on the ticket, who will assist you in the check-in process. Please do not head to the entrance of the Vatican Museum directly before meeting your host.

  • Please note that this ticket does not include a guided tour. The host will only assist you to the entrance.

  • For guests with documentation of disabilities and visible disabilities entry is free along with an additional ticket for 1 companion.

  • Although it is not included in these tickets, access to St. Peter's Basilica is free but there could be a waiting line during peak season.

  • Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 mins before museum closing time.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

  • Please note that guests with disabilities can enter for free.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

  • Please find your host at the meeting point specified on the voucher, who will assist you in the check-in process. Please do not head to the entrance of the Vatican Museum directly before meeting your host.

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