Tickets for Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel: Skip The Line

Michelangelo’s breathtaking frescoes and incredible artwork

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Overview
Opening hours
Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
Friday:  09:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  09:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 18:00
Exhibition
Friday:  10:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  Closed
Monday:  10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 18:00
Thursday:  13:30 - 18:00
Highlights
  • Skip the line and see some of the finest painted art in the world, as well as masterpieces of sculpture
  • Explore Michelangelo's famous frescoes in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam on the ceiling
  • Take the time to visit the Raphael Rooms, the Gallery of Maps, and Caravaggio's Deposition
Exhibitions
The Signs of the Sacred. The Imprints of the Real. Twentieth-Century Graphic Arts
Now on - Feb 29, 2020

From two world wars up to the advent of the nuclear age, the greatest artists of the recent centuries lived through some turbulent times. Occasionally, they reflected on events by returning to biblical themes – albeit drenched in Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, or Postmodernism.

With this exhibition, you can unravel this new spirituality by browsing some 150 works. These are mostly unpublished masterpieces of graphic art, drawings, paintings, and sculptures by Edvard Munch, Paul Klee, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse, and many more notable contemporaries.

These works are part of a larger collection spanning 4,000 pieces, usually tucked away in the crevasses of the museum's storage. It was amassed by Pope Paul VI in an effort to reconnect the historical link between art and the church.

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Description

Michelangelo's work in the Sistine Chapel is widely regarded as some of the finest artwork ever created. It alone would be worth the price of admission, but the Vatican Museums are full of other works amassed by the popes over centuries – with paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and more. These skip-the-line tickets let you head straight for the entrance. No waiting, just wall-to-wall artistic masterpieces.

The Vatican City may be a tiny country (44 hectares), but it punches well above its weight in many categories. Most of all: culture. There's so much art here that this institution is called the Vatican Museums, plural.

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.

After passing Bramante's Fountain of the Pine Cone, end your tour by admiring the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo created more than 300 figures on over 500 square meters of ceiling in his breathtaking fresco. Twenty-two years later, he returned to create The Last Judgement on the entire wall above the altar.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
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
Audio guide (if selected)
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket to the security guards at the entrance, then swap it for a paper 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 valid ID, the visitor will be asked to pay for a full price ticket in order to enter. The discounted ticket will not be refunded
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Vatican Museums
Viale Vaticano, 00165, Rome
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Additional info

Admission:

  • Last admission at 16:00
  • Closing of the galleries starts at 17:30
  • Between 26 April and 25 October, the Vatican will also be open on Fridays from 19:00 until 23:00, with last admission at 21:30

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

Please note:

On 15 February 2020, the Sistine Chapel will close from 09:30 - 11:30.

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Jan 19, 2020
Very good
Jan 18, 2020
I am beyond thrilled that we opted to do this tour!! We walked right in, bypassing an enormous line. Got to go through the museums and the Sistine Chapel with barely anyone with us. The experience was excellent and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour!!
Jan 17, 2020
Easy to enter, clear information signs!

Common questions

Can I access the Sistine Chapel?
Yes, with this ticket, you get access to Sistine Chapel, where you can admire Michelangelo's famous frescoes.
Are there special discounts for different age groups/students or teachers?
Entrance is free for kids under the age of 6. Visitors from 6 to 18 and students with a valid student ID, (aged 18 to 25) can get a discount on the entrance tickets. Disabled visitors and their carers get free tickets on presentation of documents testifying disability at the Special Permits' Desk, or Reception. If a discounted ticket is used without the required ID, the visitor may be asked to pay full price in order to enter. The discounted ticket will not be refunded.
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Do I have to print these tickets?
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Is it possible to cancel my tickets?
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.