Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: Entrance Ticket
Gain access to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel with these tickets. Explore the ancient halls of the Vatican Museums and discover some of the greatest works of Renaissance art - from the monumental Gallery of Maps to Michelangelo's masterpiece on the walls of the Sistine Chapel.
- Make your way to the intriguing Vatican Museums and admire the masterpieces it houses.
- Explore the Pigna Courtyard, Pius Clementino Museum, Chandelier’s Gallery, Tapestries Gallery, Raphael’s Rooms, and many more!
- You will also get the chance to marvel at the breathtaking murals that adorn the walls of the world-famous Sistine Chapel.
- Learn more about the official residence of the pope as you take a look around.
- Tickets to the Vatican Museums
- Tickets to the Sistine Chapel
- Audio guide (optional)
- St. Peter's Basilica
This ticket cannot be canceled but can be rescheduled up to 24 hours in advance. Please note that you can only reschedule your ticket once.
On the day of your visit, head to the Vatican Museums with your mobile voucher and display it on your phone to the security guards and after the security check, scan your voucher at the CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI, the Vatican ticket office at the museums. Once you have scanned the voucher and received the tickets, you are free to explore the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for as long as you like.
The Vatican Museums are home to a number of classical sculptures, tapestries, and paintings by Renaissance greats such as Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and Leonardo da Vinci. A section of the museum is also dedicated to Modern Religious Art. Paintings and sculptures here come from artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Salvador Dalí, and Pablo Picasso. The iconic sections of the Vatican Museums that one should visit are the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, the Sala Rotunda and the Gallery of Statues and the Hall of Busts.
Situated at the end of the Vatican Museums and neighboring St. Peter's Basilica is the famed Sistine Chapel. Built in the 15th century, its walls and ceilings are covered by some of the most astounding frescoes ever produced. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is especially famous. Painted by Michelangelo in a span of 4 years, the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel are considered to be a cornerstone of western art. The Last Judgement covers the wall behind the altar and is probably the most famous single work of art in the Sistine Chapel.
Note: Entry to the museums is by obligatory online booking.
know before you go
- Mon to Sat - 8:30am to 6:30pm (last admission at 4:30pm)
- Visitors are required to leave the halls 30 minutes prior to the museum closing time.
- Sundays are closed.
- All the extraordinary openings of the last Sunday of the month are suspended.
- Access to St. Peter's Basilica is free but there could be a waiting line during peak season.
Children aged 6-17 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
Please be dressed appropriately. Sleeveless blouses, miniskirts, shorts, and hats are not permitted. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
For visitors with mobility impairment, the Vatican Museums offer free wheelchair hire from the cloakroom.
The closest station to the Vatican is the Ottaviano-S. Pietro station. Line A of the Rome Metro stops at this station every few minutes. The museum is a 5-minute walk from this metro station.
- Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
- Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid delays.
- If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.
Ticket Redemption Point
- Please check your final voucher for the redemption point details and specific instructions.
This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout.