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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket

From US$ 23.77 per person

See priceless works of art from the Papal collections in the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Marvel at masterpieces from antiquity to Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes. Enjoy optional acces to the Papal Villas and Vatican Gardens.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
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Optional audio guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Select your entrance to explore one of the world's busiest museums by yourself at your preferred time
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's fresco "The Creation of Adam" in the Sistine Chapel
  • Enter the Vatican Museums through the fastest entrance available and then enjoy your visit at your own pace
  • Get a 20% discount at the Vatican Museums online shop
Full description

Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace.  Wander through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens.

Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages.

See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.

Includes
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • Tour of the Vatican Gardens in a minivan (if option selected)
  • Access to Papal Villas or Vatican Garden (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (if option selected)
  • Booking and handling fee
  • 20% discount at Vatican Museums online shop
  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide unless option chosen
  • Ticket to St.Peter's Basilica (free of charge, but access is not guaranteed. It may vary due to crowd control)
  • Access to St. Peter's Basilica's dome
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM, Italy. Go directly to the Vatican Museum entrance on Viale Vaticano and show your ticket (paper and mobile voucher are accepted) to the security guards at the entrance, then scan your ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI after the security check.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • On arrival at the Vatican, please follow the signs for the separate Partners Entrance
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. During high season the wait at security may be up to 30 minutes
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Square may be closed in the morning due to Papal Audience
  • The opening hours are subject to change due to special events at the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica
  • Children under 6 years old go free of charge with a valid ID
  • Those with a disability and their carer or companion go free of charge with a certificate of disability, which you must present at the Special Permits and/or the Reception desk in the hall of the museum
  • The minibus tour is not available for children 6 years old or younger
  • The Vatican can get very crowded all year round. June, July and August are particularly busy as they are high-season months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 34715 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.4/5

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The museums are massive. It could take well over three or four hours to see everything. The Sistine Chapel is the farthest building from the entrance, so if you have other things to get to, such as St. Peter’s basilica, budget your time accordingly. The exhibits are beautiful and there’s so much to take in.

November 28, 2021

Entrance to St. Paul's Cathedral is from St. Paul's Square, a separate area than the Vatican Museums. Since no ticket is needed for the cathedral, you can visit it before or after your museum ticket time. The museum doesn't allow entry more than a half hour early. Plan on a minimum of 3 hours for the museums-- they are overwhelming and worth your time! Note that the Sistine Chapel is part of the museums.

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November 27, 2021

The booking process was easy and also the instructions on where to go were clear. The entrance was smooth - really simple, despite the crowds. But the museum itself is overwhelming and things aren’t always well indicated. Going with a guide would make it so much easier and likely more enjoyable.

November 5, 2021

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