Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Sistine Chapel
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
How to get there
  • Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani • 10 min walk
  • Cipro • 10 min walk
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Karen T
17 contributions
Sistine Chapel
Sep 2020 • Couples
This was done our own without a guide. I would recommend if you can go out of main tourist season do it a bit to crowded for me. Beautiful place.
Written 20 March 2021
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Maura S
New York City, NY14 contributions
Mind-blowing!!
Jan 2020
It's like stepping into the time warp of the Renaissance. Michelangelo's Biblical frescoes are bold, massive, with brilliant and vivid colors and with a strong feel that that he just painted them recently and not more than 500 years before!
Written 25 December 2020
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Vita B
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ75 contributions
magnificent
Jan 2020
you will be in awe of this creation, one of the wonders of the world, don't go in the Summer, extremely long lines and NO A/C
Written 20 December 2020
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Niall Archbold
Bluffton, SC20 contributions
You have too
Dec 2019
Second time visiting the Sistine chapel. Things have changed quite a bit since I was last there. Still awesome to see in person
Written 6 November 2020
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martynjoly
New Milton, UK121 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2020 • Couples
We could not get over the beauty of the Chapel, especially the painted ceiling by Michelangelo. A gem of a place to see.
Written 30 October 2020
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Davestocko
Middlesbrough, UK4 contributions
Don’t get scammed
Oct 2020
Got off the Metro 5 minute walk from Cistine Chapel, greeted by Fernando who was eager to help us purchase our tickets, he took us to Tramuntana Travel, where we paid £33 per ticket for entry and to “skip the queue” a quick walk round the corner to the chapel, where Fernandos partner in crime rushed into the chapel, coming out 2 minutes later with our tickets, Off he jogged and we did get straight in, as there wasn’t a queue, only to find the tickets are on sale for 17 Euros, nice one Fernando👍🏻
Fantastic experience inside the Cistine Chapel and well worth the £33 😀
Written 19 October 2020
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mgsnorwich
Norwich, UK1,007 contributions
Mesmerising chapel
Sep 2020
You arrive in the Sistine Chapel at the end of the tour of the Vatican museums. Top tip: hire a specialist guide who, before you enter the Chapel, will have spent some significant time with you explaining exactly what you will see in the ceiling paintings and on the wall behind the altar (we have used Emma Hamilton twice and is “worth her weight in gold”). There is no talking or photography allowed so knowing what to look for is paramount. The Michelangelo paintings are mesmerising.
This is the room where the Cardinals select the next Pope and you can see the fireplace where the famous smoke originates when a new Pope is elected.
Visiting in September 2020, there were few people so one was able to get an unhurried viewing of the paintings
Written 14 October 2020
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,356 contributions
Must see during your visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is a wonderful chapel and the Michelangelo paintings are everything you expect. No photography allowed here. We had seen such a lot of amazing art on the tour to this point that it didn't quite have the impact it might have done had we gone straight there. However it was great to see the familiar images that are built into culture now. Not too busy when we were there as visitor numbers are well down due to coronavirus.

An amazing experience not to be missed.
Written 5 October 2020
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GrantGLondon
London, UK65 contributions
Looks good in the dark
Sep 2020
The Vatican Tour was good, but the Sistine Chapel was disappointing. It was dimly lit, and the only sound permitted was the feedback from the microphone used to tell everyone to be quiet.
Written 1 October 2020
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R Schmidt
Burnham, UK601 contributions
A Vatican's must see!!!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Such a fascinating & beautiful place and even at times of Covid-19 it is still well worth a visit!!! Less pilgrims than usual and less queueing up times than usual!!! Highly recommended!!! Utterly mesmerising!!!
Written 26 September 2020
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