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The Sistine Chapel is a famous Roman Catholic chapel located within the Vatican City in Rome that is known for its breath-taking art and its role as a meeting place of the papal conclave where the Pope is selected. The chapel has the same dimensions as the Temple of Solomon, on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, as described in the Old Testament of the Bible

Originally known as the Cappela Magna, the Sistine Chapel was restored between 1477 and 1480 and then renamed after Pope Sixtus IV who commissioned its construction. Pope Sixtus IV also commissioned for the iconic artwork that is found inside of the chapel which was created between the late 1400's and 1500's.

Renowned painters including Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino and Domenico Ghirlandaio adorned the walls with Renaissance style frescoes, but it was Michelangelo who painted some of the most acclaimed works found in the chapel from the iconic ceiling with "The Creation of Adam" to the altar with "The Last Judgement". It is said that Michelangelo didn't see his masterpiece he created on the ceiling as a whole until after he was completely finished painting, over 4 years from when he first started!

Today, the Sistine Chapel is still used for its original purpose 500 years after being built; it's the Pope's personal chapel and a place to host mass. Approximately 25,000 visitors come to visit the Church daily to take tours and admire the gorgeous art while learning about its important religious and historic significance. If you are in Rome visiting, be sure to make a visit to this historical chapel and admire the Sistine Chapel's artwork!

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Reserved entrance and guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

Benefit from reserved access to admire the beautiful Vatican Museums and visit the greatest attractions in Rome, the Sistine Chapel.

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Benefit from skip-the-line access to admire the beautiful Vatican Museums and visit the greatest attractions in Rome, the Sistine Chapel.

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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica guided tour
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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica guided tour

Book your guided tour including Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Less time in line, more time on art!

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Exclusive first entry: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums tour

Book this combo offer including Exclusive First Entry Tickets: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums!

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Night Tour of the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel
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Night Tour of the Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel

Experience the Vatican at night on a small group tour. Discover Vatican City's crown jewels and some of the masterpieces, as well as the Sistine Chapel.

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Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica fast-track guided tour

Avoid stress with a skip-the-line guided tour to explore the stunning beauty and ancient history of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

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Rome in a Day with Vatican, Colosseum and Historic Center
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Rome in a Day with Vatican, Colosseum and Historic Center

Take in the very essence of Roman history, culture, art, and architecture. Enjoy skip-the-line access to monuments including the Colosseum and Vatican Museums.

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24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus and Vatican Museums tickets

Book a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off Rome sightseeing tour that includes skip-the-line tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

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Complete skip-the-line Vatican tour for small groups
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Complete skip-the-line Vatican tour for small groups

Book the ultimate Vatican experience with express access to the museums and Sistine Chapel and a full guided tour led by a Vatican expert.

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Book your Vatican Museums VIP No Wait Access tickets now! Skip the lines, see the museums on your own and don't waste time in the summer heat.

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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel night tour
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel night tour

Book your Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel night tour on Musement now! Avoid all crowds and the summer heat and enjoy a true treat.

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Rome day trip by train with optional Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tickets

Buy your Rome day trip by train from Milan with optional Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tickets. Easily reach the Eternal City with high-speed train.

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Reviews Sistine Chapel

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David, 10 Aug 2023

“Skipped the queues which was good, but the Vatican was very busy so be prepared to be shoulder to shoulder. This is not a visit for small children in my opinion.”

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GDPR Expired data, 15 May 2016

“Ottima esperienza, guida molto preparata, tutto ben organizzato, assolutamente consigliato.”

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GDPR Expired data, 04 May 2016
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GDPR Expired data, 05 Apr 2016

“No issues, highly recommend”

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