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Tickets for Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Skip The Line

Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes and incredible artwork

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Overview
Best time to visit
At 08:00 or 15:30.
Opening hours
08:00 - 18:00, last entrance 17:30
Highlights
  • Skip the lengthy line and visit at our special timeslots of 08:00 or 15:30 for a much more peaceful experience. No one else has these timeslots!
  • Explore Michelangelo’s famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Man on the ceiling, and The Last Judgement on the altar wall
  • The Raphael Rooms, The Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition are some of the highlights that would be the centerpiece of almost any other museum in the world
Description

Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel are widely regarded as the finest artwork ever created. And that's not all; the Vatican Museums is full of artworks amassed by the popes over centuries; paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more. With these skip the line tickets you'll head straight for the entrance. No waiting, just wall-to-wall artistic masterpieces (literally).

The Vatican City may be a tiny country (44 hectares), but it punches well above its weight in all categories. Most of all: culture. There's so much art here that this institution is called the Vatican Museums, plural. These extraordinary attractions are located in the heart of Rome, near St. Peter’s Square.

A visit to the Vatican Museums will expose you to some of the finest art in the world. On your way to the Sistine Chapel (the undeniable highlight), you’ll pass through the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of the Maps, and Bramante’s Fountain of the Pine Cone. Visit at our special times of 08:00 or 15:30 and you'll have a much quieter, peaceful experience, too.

And at the end of your tour: the Sistine Chapel. Admire Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes - he created over 300 figures on over 500 square meters of ceiling. 22 years later he returned to fresco The Last Judgement on the entire wall above the altar.

With this skip the line ticket you’ll miss the infamous museum queues that snake around the walls of Vatican City. Use that extra time to visit all four remarkable collections: classical sculpture, Renaissance masterpieces, and stunning artifacts from Ancient Egypt and the Etruscans.

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Skip The Line
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
  • Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum: Skip the line (timed-entry) ticket
  • Unlimited time inside the Vatican Museums
  • Skip the line service
How to use your tickets
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the security guards at the entrance, then scan your ticket at the box office CASSA ONLINE E GRUPPI after the security check
  • Be on time, as Vatican personnel may not let in latecomers
  • If a discounted ticket is presented without the required ID, the visitor will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter. The discounted ticket will not be refunded
Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • Metro: Line A, stations Ottaviano - S.Pietro-Musei Vaticani or Cipro (from either station it's a 10-minute walk
  • Tram: 19, Piazza del Risorgimento (5-minute walk)
  • Bus: Line 49 stops in front of the Museums Entrance. 32, 81 or 982, Piazza del Risorgimento, end of the line (5-minute walk). 492 or 990, Via Leone IV / Via degli Scipioni (5-minute walk)
  • Car: Paid parking on Viale Vaticano
Reviews
Ella, United States
Jun 26, 2017
Easy to do and worth the price
milan , Slovenia
Jun 26, 2017

Too many people, for sightseeing
Limit for views , the ticket is ok
Bence, Hungary
Jun 25, 2017
It is very nice, everyone should visit this museum!
Zvi, Israel
Jun 25, 2017
"Skip the line" has a special value at the Vatican Museums, as the line is huge.
The Vatican Museums are a superior experience, but the crowds make it hard to enjoy. Try not to arrive at high season.
Tracy, United Kingdom
Jun 25, 2017
Would definitely book Skip The Line again. It saves so much time
Ildiko Orsolya, United Kingdom
Jun 25, 2017
Amazing place! Worth to visit!
Anonymous
Jun 25, 2017
Good and fast
Anonymous
Jun 24, 2017
Only the room of whrere in egypt mummys is excellent other sides are waste of time, sistine chapel is so so but San Pietro is excellent. Trip has been short that i think.
Robin
Jun 24, 2017
This is of course, a must see when in Rome. Be sure to not only do this amazing tour (we did it self-guided and liked it better, even though we did not gain the understanding of so many things as we would have with a guide), but don't miss St. Peter's Square.... Amazing...!
Soong, United States
Jun 24, 2017
This ticket will save you 2 hours of wait

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