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Sistine Chapel

Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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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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Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 4676
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was possibly highlight of the tour, which included the Vatican & Museum, & St Peter's Basilica. Small group as promised. Excellent tour guide, Pamen, who professionally kept us highly attentive with a fasinating commentary on the Sistine Chapel's paintings, before entering. Allowed a much...More

Thank Tia P
Reviewed yesterday

Stating the obvious - this is a must do if you have any interest in religion, renaissance art, or history. Having a guide that was able to show us pictures of what we would see was very helpful, given how tall the ceiling is and...More

Thank sladerer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whereas in the rest of the museum you can spread out the Sistine Chapel is a bottleneck and we queued to get in and were feeling a little like cattle when we got in there. It's amazing but if you want to relax and take...More

Thank manda1970
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a MUST SEE once in your life. If you only take one tour on your trip - do the before they open to the public tour here. It will be very worth it. While there are other tour groups inside with you, you...More

Thank RandRCalifornia
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were complete amazed by the beauty and scale of the chapel. It's truly a wonder to see, and worth spending a long time looking at all the different elements of the paintings. Felt a bit dizzy after but worth every minute!

Thank baredd
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Sistine Chapel during our Europe tour in 2015. You can tie up with one of the tours which are everywhere outside the walls of the vatican. Most of them offer similar service. We took one of those tours, not exactly sure the...More

Thank ayyagarisashidhar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing art work. Huge paintings. Worth finding out about the different parts of the painting before you enter so you can look at all of the details. You have to be silent in here however there were groups of people chatting and the police have...More

Thank Jmox73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most beautiful Chapel in the world where the election of the Pope takes place, it has been adorned by the best painters in the world including Michaelengelo, and appears so. You can't take photographs so one has to see it to enjoy it. There...More

Thank JustaskforKS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Viewing the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is actually not what I expected. I had read over and over again that you must be dressed appropriately. I went out of my way to make sure I was being observant of the rules and...More

Thank aztraveler62
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our tour guide gave us a sheet with a replica of the painting on it and thoroughly detailed the history of the making of it. It was very helpful to have this before viewing the chapel. However, I found no WOW factor as I had...More

Thank COJOWisconsin
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Hello If I visit the sistine Chapel first and then the museum, how far will it be from the entrance? Is there any direct entrance to the Sistine Chapel? If I visit the sistine chapel first, will the museum be nearer or the Basillica? If I visit the Basillica after Sistine Chapel, will I h allowed to enter the museum afterwards? Thanks
9 June 2017|
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Response from mef527 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact What a Life Tours and they will arrange any tour you want. We (6 friends) had the best tour guide, Grant, and would highly recommend him, but, from reviews I read on their site, they have many excellent... More
Hi, Please can anyone advise the best and most reliable websites to buy tickets to avoid queues etc. Lots of reviews recommend to buy tickets online but don't mention which sites to use....We're travelling next week ! Thanks
23 May 2017|
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Response from SMO2015 | Reviewed this property |
I used the original Vatican website - Trip Advisor won't let me submit with the link (?), but the web address was Biglietteria Musei- has English translation. Ticket purchase was fast and easy. Enjoy - I loved it.
Julia M
Hello, We are going to be visiting the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel on a Friday in June. We are trying to decide between a mid-afternoon reservation (which we heard sometimes has slightly less crowds) or a night time reservation. Which time has the chance of being less crowded? And more importantly, does the night time hour affect the lighting and viewing of the Sistine Chapel? Thanks in advance for your help!
18 May 2017|
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Response from Bernard M | Reviewed this property |
Julia, enjoy yourself. It will be crowded no matter what. BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLINE.. or you will be on a line for HOURS. And remember while on any metro or in large crowds you WILL BE PICK POCKETED . Do not travel... More