Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Sistine Chapel
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Art Museums
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
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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KrisBerw
Ghent, Belgium400 contributions
Marvelous paintings by Michelangelo
Nov 2021
Magnificent chapel which continue to play a major role in christianity. Iconic paintings by Michelangelo on the ceiling, but also different other painters contributed, including Botticello.
Written 5 November 2021
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Emma_LNC
Heckington136 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2021
So much to see you don’t know where to start! You aren’t allowed to take photos in the chapel and are asked to keep quiet. A beautiful chapel, really pleased to have seen it.
Written 4 November 2021
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Kyriakos B
Chalandritsa, Greece92 contributions
Amazing!!!
Oct 2021
As a building is not something special but the murals of Michelangelo, can take your breath away. The most iconic is the Last Judgment. One of the negatives is that not allowed to take pictures. According to our tour guide, it is not allowed because a Japanese channel station, is paying for the restoration and has the copyrights
Written 1 November 2021
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AccessGuy
Pittsburgh, PA336 contributions
Must experience to understand the magnificence.
Oct 2021
It's as great as you think! No photos allowed, but really you are too far away to capture any details. Just stare in awe and get a detailed book later (or rewatch The Agony and the Extacy)
Written 22 October 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Sensory overload
Oct 2021
We visited the Sistine Chapel in 1984 before cleaning and restoration with visitors packed in so tight it was hard to move to see the entire chapel. In 2021 we had a private early morning tour of the cleaned and restored Sistine Chapel with no crowds. What a positive difference in every way. It must be seen in person to truly appreciate the brilliance of Michelangelo - virtual tours do NOT evoke the same visceral emotional response.
Written 19 October 2021
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Nadia
Rome, Italy10 contributions
Lovely
Sep 2021
A must see when coming to Rome. To see it you must buy a ticket for the Vatican museum and walk through the museum. They keep the space quiet, which is nice. They do not allow any kind of photography or video however. Don't forget to bring a coverup, if you plan on wearing a sleeveless top.
Written 22 September 2021
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Amanda Evans
West Memphis, AR256 contributions
Phenomenal
Sep 2021 • Couples
When you are finishing with the Vatican Museum you will take the steps into the Sistine chapel. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the Sistine chapel. Also I would go ahead and make sure you wear appropriate clothing cover your shoulders and your dresses down to your knees just because this is a sacred place. It is absolutely stunning to stand inside the Sistine chapel and take in all of the artwork .
Written 19 September 2021
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Roma
2 contributions
Amazing Experience
Sep 2021 • Solo
the art and the history are absolutely beautiful. i booked with a tour guide due to no tickets left for going alone and i’m SO glad i did. David was the most passionate person i’ve ever met and knew every detail about every sculpture, paint stroke, etc. he really made the tour that much more special by delving into the history of what we were seeing. words can’t describe how beautiful the artwork is, my camera roll is loaded with pictures.
Written 10 September 2021
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42carl
Seminyak, Indonesia1,825 contributions
A must see
Sep 2021 • Friends
Unbelievable, far beyond my wildest dreams to see this chapel and of course the world famous wall painting from Michelangelo.
Written 6 September 2021
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Pat B
20 contributions
Sistine Chapel
Jul 2021
The Sistine Chapel is a true masterpiece. If you plan to go I would suggest you have a guide explain what you are seeing. The Vatican guides are extremely knowledgeable. The information they provide will deepen your understanding and magnitude of the scenes.
Written 10 August 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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