Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - Fast Track & Reserved Entry

    €35.00
    /person normally
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    This attraction requires advanced booking.

What you'll do

Skip the line at this must-see attraction and see Michelangelo's world-famous Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Last Judgement and so much more.

Enjoy reserved entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel when you pre-book with your OMNIA Vatican & Rome Pass.

  • Explore the Sistine Chapel, Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of maps, and more.
  • Reserve your spot using your OMNIA card, and skip the general ticket line on arrival.
  • This attraction is included with your OMNIA Card, which allows you free entry to Vatican City attractions, as well as the Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.

The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are a must-see when you visit Rome and they are one of the most renowned religious museums in the world. With endless displays of ancient art and sculpture, to frescoes and masterpieces by history’s most prominent artists, it’s one of Rome’s most popular destinations.

Highlights

  • Sistine Chapel.
  • Spiral Staircase.
  • Raphael Rooms.
  • Papal Throne.
  • Gallery of maps.
  • Gallery of statues.

Did you know

  • The Vatican is actually its own country – and it’s the smallest country in the world with only 800 residents.
  • In 1564 the Council of Trent deemed any nude painting to be indecent so the figures in The Last Judgment on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel had to be covered up and painted over.
  • Michelangelo invented a form of scaffolding that allowed him to paint the ceiling standing upright – contrary to popular belief that would assume he was on his back.

Things to see

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museum is Rome’s most notable museum not only for its Papal history and significance but also due to the breadth of art within its walls. Its estimated worth is €15 billion so you’re promised exquisite content. With more than 9 miles of art and sculptures on display, not to mention tapestry and other artefacts, explore the ages from ancient Egypt to the 20th century.

Look out for the Raphael rooms – the Papal entrance – and admire its walls adorned with paintings from the Renaissance masters, Raphael and Michelangelo. You can’t miss the portraits of the Popes which hang to celebrate the leaders past, as well as the Sala Rotonda – shaped like a miniature Pantheon – and the Corridor of Statues, too.

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a stunning chapel – and arguably the most famous element of the Vatican Museums. Originally constructed in the late 15th century, it was famous for its frescoes and elaborate decoration by some of the greatest artists including Michelangelo, who painted "The Last Judgement" on the ceiling during the 16th century; as well as Botticelli, whose murals run along the length of the walls. A true pièce de resistance, it’s one of the things you can’t leave Rome without seeing!

Know before you go

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Booking required

This attraction requires advanced booking.

Getting in: after pre-booking your time slot, you will receive a voucher by email. Show this voucher when entering (entrance from Viale Vaticano).

Please note that security checks are in place, so please allow time to accommodate these.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Time slots are available at 10AM, 11AM, 12AM, and 2PM

Closings & holidays

Sundays, 1st & 6th January, 11th February, 18th March (until 1pm), 19th - 20th March, 1st May, 29th June , 15th August, 1st November, 8th, 25th - 26th December – as well as Easter, Easter Monday and Vatican Holidays.

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