Free Entry to Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums
Free and Fast Track Entry to Sistine Chapel & Vatican Museums
Normal Entry Price: €30.00
See Michelangelo's world-famous Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Last Judgement, and skip the queues in the busy months
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.
You can now pre-book your entry tickets to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel to reserve your entry slot with the Omnia Vatican & Rome Pass! Simply follow the instructions on your confirmation email and reserve a time-slot within the 72 hours validity of your Omnia Vatican & Rome Pass.
The Vatican is fully booked until after Easter
Closed 16 - 17 April
- Sistine Chapel
- Spiral Staircase
- Raphael Rooms
- Papal Throne
- Gallery of maps
- Gallery of statues
TOP TIP: With a OMNIA Vatican and Rome card you can skip the lines with free Fast Track Entry privileges and save over 4 hours during peak months!
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:
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.
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!
How to get there:
- Ottaviano-S.Pietro-Musei Vaticano (Metro A line)
- Piazza del Risorgimento (Tram 19)
see the: full list of attractions included
Absolutly necessary unless you have 2 weeks to wait in queues.
This pass may appear expensive but what you get is good value. There are other organisations that allow you to by-pass queues, and lots sell in the street, but if you add them all up it is more expensive than having an Omnia pass; it was also useful in getting rid of the sellers as we just waved this pass in their faces and they moved on. We used the bus a lot to start with so we could see the sights, but after a while using the underground, tram and bus system became the norm - the one pass covered them all. The only time I wouldn't bother would be if I didn't want to see any of the sights and just go for pizza.
David Curwen from Belgium
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|Thursday||10:00, 11:00, 12:00 & 14:00|
|Friday||10:00, 11:00, 12:00 & 14:00|
|Saturday||10:00, 11:00, 12:00 & 14:00|
Closed: Every Sunday, 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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Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma
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