Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Entrance Ticket
- Skip the line
- Valid: 1 day
- Optional audio guide
When in Rome, don’t miss out on the Vatican’s world-famous Vatican Museums. Over the centuries, popes have built up a truly astounding collection of artistic masterpieces. There are countless things to see, but make sure not to miss these 5 highlights.
This stunning sculpture of a muscly male torso was highly influential for Renaissance artists like Michelangelo (note Christ’s similar pose in the Sistine Chapel’s Last Judgement).
Despite being unfinished, this gorgeous painting is a glorious demonstration of Leonardo’s painterly prowess. Unbelievably, it was once cut up and used to cover a barber’s stool.
A masterpiece of neo-classical architecture, this majestic room is shaped like a miniature pantheon, with lavish mosaics covering the floors and ancient statues lining the walls.
Although the Vatican Museums are extremely popular with tourists all year around, if you’re looking for a quieter visit, your best bet is during the low season between November and February.
On the last Sunday of every month, entrance to the Vatican Museums is free during opening hours, from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM. This is a great way of saving money, but be warned: these free days are also the most popular. If you’d rather avoid the large crowds, you’re better off going on a regular day.
The ticket office opens at 9:00 AM. If you want to see as much as possible, then you should arrive early, as the Vatican Museums are huge (over 9 miles!) and long lines can start forming at the entrance even before opening time. However, if you’re more interested in avoiding the queues, come around 1:00 PM. Most people will be headed for lunch at that time and it’s often possible to walk straight in without wait.
Even if you’re intending to avoid the queues, don’t come too late. The ticket office closes at 4:00 PM and the Vatican Museums close at 6:00 PM. If you want to have time to see the Sistine Chapel, you should arrive at the Vatican Museums by 3:00 PM at the latest.
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Great experience! Exactly as it is on the app, with purschased voucher you go to the entrance (you can easily get there by foot, bus or uber depends on your location). At the entrance they check your temperature and green pass for COVID. After that you go inside and report to the counter where they exchange your voucher for ticket and that's where your sightseeing starts! Don't worry if you don't know where to go or start at first, the staff is very friendly and approachable. Beautiful museum and an invaluable experience, especially the Sistine Chapel.
Elaine was our tour guide and she was wonderful. The whole experience was seamless. Elaine was extremely knowledgeable and hilarious. She made the tour fun and informative.
Problemlose Abwicklung mit dem mobilen Ticket. Zeitgerechter Einlass. Ende August kaum Besucher. Waren fast alleine Vormittags im Vatikan. Keine Warteschlangen.
Our guide, Marcius, did an excellent job. His enthusiasm and knowledge were quite evident in his explanations.
Me encantó, vale la pena 100% disfrutar de vistas tan hermosas es algo maravilloso.