Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.


Adults: €16 Children (6-18), students (with ID): €8 Disabled visitors, children (under 6): free The ticket allows access to all of the Vatican museums. Skip the queue and buy the tickets online!

Business Hour

Accessible only from the Vatican Museums. Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm Ticket office closes at 4 pm. Last Sun of each month: 9 am - 2 pm Admission free until 12:30 pm The museums and the chapel close for most holidays
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