Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina)
A fragment of the painting inside the Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy
A fragment of the painting inside the Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy

Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) Tours and Tickets

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Michaelangelo's spectacular 16th-century ceiling frescoes are the biggest draw to the Sistine Chapel, one of the most celebrated and visited sights in Italy. The monumental The Last Judgment, which covers the apse wall, is the artist’s best-known work and one of the most influential masterpieces in art history. The chapel also holds works by Sandro Botticelli and Pinturicchio, Michalangelo's predecessors, and serves as a glorious homage to Renaissance art.

  • Vatican City, 00120

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Maureen_K, Oct 2023
Our tour guide’s knowledge and passion was infectious!!
Please excuse my delay in writing this review, once I got home I had a slight case of Covid. Our tour guide made the whole experience wonderful! I can’t say enough about her knowledge and detail in explaining what we were seeing. Her passion was infectious! I would highly recommend Viator to all!!!
Sheri_G, Oct 2023
Very informative
Very informative, it was quite hot and we were all sweating and burning in the sun less time outside would be better, wwaayy crowded, if covid was rampant we will all have it by now, tour guide was wonderful she tried to reduce our crowd time when possible
Michael_J, Sep 2023
Nice day about the Vatican
Our guide was knowledgeable and added good clean humor. We passed up the lines and went through all the quoted venues ending in the Basilica. Pasquale let the way and we quite enjoyed our tour.
Graciela_V, Sep 2023
Vatican tour
La Pieta de Michelangelo Very moving.. The tour was good but our tour guide was sick and everybody noticed. I don't think that she should have been permitted to guide us in this era of COVID.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) hours of operation?
Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) costs USD 38.65. Guided Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) tours start around USD 38.65 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Do I need to book tickets to visit the Sistine Chapel?
A:Yes. The Sistine Chapel is part of Rome’s Vatican Museums and to visit it, you need to book either an admission ticket or a tour of the museums in advance. Arriving on the day of your visit and waiting in line for entry tickets is impossible.
Q:Do Sistine Chapel tickets sell out?
A:Yes. The Sistine Chapel is one of Rome’s top attractions, so admission tickets to the Vatican Museums—which include access to the chapel—sell out fast. If you can’t get admission tickets for a self-guided visit on your chosen day, try booking a tour that includes admission instead.
Q:Where is the entrance to the Sistine Chapel?
A:You can’t enter the Sistine Chapel directly as there’s no exterior entrance—you can only reach it indirectly via the Vatican Museums’ entrance at Viale Vaticano, on the northern edge of Vatican City. After going through this entrance, follow the signposted one-way walking route through the museums’ galleries, which leads to the chapel.
Q:Is the Sistine Chapel worth visiting?
A:Yes, visiting the Sistine Chapel is worth it—it’s one of the world’s greatest artistic and religious treasures. The chapel boasts magnificent Renaissance artworks, the finest being Michelangelo’s early 16th-century ceiling frescoes of biblical scenes. His central, iconic image, The Creation of Adam, is universally acknowledged as a masterpiece.
Q:How long does it take to walk through the Sistine Chapel?
A:Measuring 131 feet (40 meters) by 46 feet (14 meters), the Sistine Chapel is roughly the size of two tennis courts placed end-to-end—so walking through doesn’t take long. As it’s usually crowded, most people find that 15-20 minutes is enough time to admire its stunning interior.
Q:What is the best time to visit the Sistine Chapel?
A:The Sistine Chapel is busiest from late morning to early afternoon, on Saturdays, public holidays, and from early spring through fall. For thinner crowds, aim for early morning or mid-afternoon or visit from November through March, except on Easter and Christmas. Alternatively, consider early-access or after-hours tours for the least amount of other visitors.