We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 6988 4676
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Description:

Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$53.51*
and up
Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
More Info
US$66.61*
and up
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group...
More Info
US$55.69*
and up
Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12,294 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4183
    Excellent
  • 1221
    Very good
  • 683
    Average
  • 222
    Poor
  • 167
    Terrible
Must see

The Sistine chapel is huge. If planning on going I would suggest getting there early as you can find yourself waiting in the queues for hours. There are so many great pieces of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
taj s
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

12,294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 6,476: English reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
249 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Sistine chapel is huge. If planning on going I would suggest getting there early as you can find yourself waiting in the queues for hours. There are so many great pieces of art in this museum however most people come to see the work by Michael Angelo and what a great piece of art it really is. It simply... More 

Helpful?
Thank taj s
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when visiting Rome. Overwhelming, historical artwork that is almost unbelievable to the mind!

Helpful?
Thank Teri A
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
102 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's very special moment to look up to the ceiling and see Michelangelo's famous paintings. I have spent around 20 minutes just looking up to the ceiling.

Helpful?
Thank yusufaytas
East Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
181 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am going to be controversial here and say that there were prettier bits of the building than this chapel which surprised even myself because it is renowned as one of the most touristy, important and much-appraised places. It is also smaller than I imagined, although it is certainly something that I am glad to have seen! It was also... More 

Helpful?
Thank WispyFairyWings
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful and profound works of art. If you are in Rome it is a must see as it is so much better to see than just looking at the pictures. It gets very crowded. To avoid most of the crowds book a group tour to visit he Sistine chapel early in the morning. You... More 

Helpful?
Thank sarahQ7370OX
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Words cannot describe the beauty/ a must see but felt like a herd of cattle getting into the chapel. Thousands of tourists and you take a narrow staircase- only one person a time. Very rude tour guides pushing their 60+ tourists through- took us about an hour just to get into chapel- waiting in line. (We were there the week... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kimberly W
Level Contributor
85 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

For some reason I expected the chapel to be a bit bigger. But it was still a nice visit, especially if you know the history behind it. Take your time and visit.

Helpful?
Thank Liz R
Fort Worth, United States
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Michaelangelo's paintings are amazing but you are required to obey the rules. The polizi are everywhere. No photography. No talking (faint whispering is okay). This is a holy place. But it is a chapel, not a cathedral and it isn't as big as TV and movies may have let you think. You enter at one end of the chapel (filled... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jan C
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The moment you walk into the chapel you can't help but be in awe, the history and meaning of the painting by Michael Angelo, the story the beauty. You sit and look up, the only noise is the quiet footsteps of the crowd Don't miss going

Helpful?
Thank Muzza2746
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This structure in Architecture and design blew me away. The art is remarkable. No buses (except 1) allowed in Vatican city and is quite a walk from the drop off to the Chapel. Atleast twenty minutes to half hour. Wear comfortable shoes. Also, I'd advise you book tickets online and skip the line if possible. Line wait can be an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rhona M

Travellers who viewed Sistine Chapel also viewed

 

Been to Sistine Chapel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sistine Chapel and other visitors
33 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (33)

Questions? Get answers from Sistine Chapel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?