Sistine ChapelCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Viale Vaticano, 00120 Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City, 00120
- Timings: 08:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-0669884676
- Ticket Price: 12 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral , Landmarks
Sistine Chapel - Review
The Sistine Chapel needs no introduction. It is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City and is a part of the most popular and important chapel in the Apostolic Palace. The Sistine Chapel is the location for the Papal Conclave today.
One of the most iconic and identifiable feature of the chapel is the art that is on display. The ceiling and the walls are adorned by centuries old frescoes that had been masterfully and timelessly embossed on this historic building by the likes of Michelangelo, Perugino, Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Pinturicchio among others.
Sistine Chapel Ticket Prices
- Regular ticket € 1
- Reduced ticket € 8
Sistine Chapel Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Sundays except the last Sunday of the month there is free entrance from 9:00 am - 12.30 pm; subject to changes on special days i.e. The Museums close at 2:00 pm except it coincides with Easter Sunday, the 29th of June (St. Peter and Paul), 25th and 26th of December (Christmas and St. Stephen) Sundays.
- Last exit is around 6:00 pm.
How To reach Sistine Chapel by Public Transport
- Metro Line A, Stations: Ottaviano - S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani
- Cipro (from both stations 10 minutes walk
Restaurants Near Sistine Chapel
- L’Arcangelo – local and traditional cuisine
- Dolce Maniera – deli, bakery and sandwiches
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sistine Chapel
95% of people who visit Vatican City include Sistine Chapel in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
54.81% of people start their Sistine Chapel visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sistine Chapel
75.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sistine Chapel
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Sistine Chapel, Vatican City Reviews
If you have an opportunity to go to the Sistine chapel. Go.. ask a guide.. skip the queue and take a guided tour (€35-€55) well, well worth it. Our Guide was so knowledgeable. They ask you to stay quiet. And no photos in the chapel itself. Some things just need to be seen. Amazing.
In 2009 my husband and I traveled to Vatican City and visited the Sistine Chapel. A truly historic attraction. This is a must see for people of all walks of life. Hours can go by before wanting to leave. There is no point in going to Rome/Vatican City if you do not attend this magnificent chapel. My idea of heaven is surrounded by Michelangelo's masterpieces, his artistic versatility was of such a high order. The Last Judgment has always been my favorite. It is a depiction of the Second Coming of Christ and the final and eternal judgment by God of all humanity. The souls of humans rise and descend to their fates, as judged by Christ who is surrounded by prominent saints. Magnificent, holy, breathtaking and inspiring, a must see for all kinds of people. Highly recommend!
Absolutely amazing, we did a skip the queue tour with Maya Roma tours and it was great. We went straight in, had to go through security but then our tour began. The tour guide Alma was great and full of interesting facts. Its a wonderful and stunning place to see but it was very busy and hectic which made it difficult to really appreciate it. Still glad we went and got to see it. Remember you must cover your shoulders and knees to go into both the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica, dress appropriately or bring a scarf for your shoulders.
Michaelangelo's marvel, a thing of beauty, to respect and relish, the Sistine Chapel has the most unique art and design anywhere in the world. I was awe struck to see the age old art. It inspires and captivates you. You may spend four to five hours easily at this place, but you can always spend a full day here. Make sure to visit when in Rome, is a must visit.
To get to see Michelangelo's famous paintings is a special treat. This silent big hall makes it perfect to just sit and observe the artworks after a long round inside the Vatican Museums. Be aware that it is not allowed to take photos of film inside the chapel.