Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket
- Skip the line
- Valid: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
When it comes to touring the Vatican City, the best is saved until last: the revered Sistine Chapel. A tour de force of art and architecture by the most famous Renaissance artists, it will dazzle you. Here’s a list of highlights.
The Sistine Chapel is Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Its ceiling is divided into nine scenes from the Book of Genesis, depicting the creation of the world from light to dark, sun to moon, Adam to Eve.
One of the most famous artworks of all time, the centerpiece of the ceiling is a fresco painting depicting God bringing Adam to life with his fingertips.
Michelangelo’s fresco depicting the Last Judgment can be seen above the altar. Interestingly, he started working on it 25 years after the ceiling, and it took four years to complete.
See scenes from Moses’s life, including his journey through Egypt, portrayed by the Renaissance greats: Botticelli, Perugino and Rosselli.
The wall to the right of the altar shows scenes from Jesus’s life according to the great Renaissance painters.
Starting in 1508, Michelangelo spent lonely years painting the chapel's ceiling and altar, transforming these walls into one of the great masterpieces. In the words of Goethe, "If you haven't seen the Sistine Chapel, it's impossible to have any idea of what one man is capable of doing." The walls will come to life as you step in!
Don't wear shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless shirts without bringing a scarf or covering, as you will not be allowed in. Taking photographs is strictly prohibited in the chapel.
Located in Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums, so can only be entered through the Museum. Admission is included in the purchase of a ticket to the Vatican Museum. Beware of anyone trying to sell you just for the Sistine Chapel, it’s a scam.
Over 4.5 million visitors come to the Sistine Chapel per year, so it’s difficult to completely avoid a crowd. During the Pope’s address on Wednesday mornings it’s a bit quieter, as at lunchtimes. Buying tickets in advance is always a good idea.
Want to discover all there is to do in Sistine Chapel? Click here for a full list.
Great experience! Exactly as it is on the app, with purschased voucher you go to the entrance (you can easily get there by foot, bus or uber depends on your location). At the entrance they check your temperature and green pass for COVID. After that you go inside and report to the counter where they exchange your voucher for ticket and that's where your sightseeing starts! Don't worry if you don't know where to go or start at first, the staff is very friendly and approachable. Beautiful museum and an invaluable experience, especially the Sistine Chapel.
Elaine was our tour guide and she was wonderful. The whole experience was seamless. Elaine was extremely knowledgeable and hilarious. She made the tour fun and informative.
Problemlose Abwicklung mit dem mobilen Ticket. Zeitgerechter Einlass. Ende August kaum Besucher. Waren fast alleine Vormittags im Vatikan. Keine Warteschlangen.
Our guide, Marcius, did an excellent job. His enthusiasm and knowledge were quite evident in his explanations.
Me encantó, vale la pena 100% disfrutar de vistas tan hermosas es algo maravilloso.