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Exclusive First Entrance to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
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Exclusive First Entrance to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
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Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
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Citta del Vaticano 1, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The title of the review says it all. You will miss out if you don't experience it for yourself. Pictures don't do it justice

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Being in the Sistine Chapel just made me cry, it is soooo beautiful, more than any picture or description can ever tell you. This is wonderful and is a definite attraction to visit when in Rome.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Michelangelo s masterpiece is surely one of the best sight of Rome and really amazed me by the fact that the painter was standing there to finish this for 4 years,drew in detail and the final testament fresco is really breathtaking.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my mother here as she hadn’t had a holiday in a few years after my father passed away. It’s quite a long walk as it’s accessed via the Vatican museum. The whole museum is amazing and the highlight has to be the chapel. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichSailor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a couple with 4 kids (21,20,12,8).as it was very expensive to visit the chapel and pay, we decided to try it for free at the last sunday of July. As I read it is very croud at this free days and unrecommended to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place made me well up. The 'murals' blew my mind. There is so much to study. Just fantastic. The guards are a little over the top but then I suppose they get fed up telling people to be quiet or to stop taking photos....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Granet39
Reviewed 4 days ago

While the Sistine Chapel certainly ranks as one of the world's most impressive church buildings, the atmosphere is more like that of a Moscow metro station than a place of worship. Visitors are constantly being shuttled through, with little time to take in the admittedly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wandering_Aengus
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had Alessandra for our Three hour Vatican City tour and she made the tour very interesting as her knowledge is amazing! We were very lucky as we were in a group of four only so was well taken care of too! We definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The chapel is an incredible experience not only due to the art but when you think it’s the venue where popes get elected for the past 400+ years it adds to the charm of visiting a historical, political, religious and artistic site. I visited twice,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luisferdeguate
Reviewed 4 days ago

A tour of the Vatican Museums ends with the Sistine Chapel, with its famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo. It’s hard to believe Michelangelo was more well known for his sculpture than his frescoes. Talking and photographs are prohibited in the Sistine Chapel, unless you take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 27, 2018|
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Response from Jane W | Reviewed this property |
We paid to skip the queues glad we did others waited 5 hrs to get in, great guide booked through trip adviser, Vatican and Sistine chapel tour, very knowledgeable guide who explained the best things to look for in the art... More
Linda J
November 16, 2018|
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Response from Bayldo | Reviewed this property |
It’s busy most of the time. Go with a Company and skip the line. Although busy you still get through everything and you learn a lot more with the guide.
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
Its a must see over crowded and noisy but still glad to see it.You have to go your self to make your own opinion.
Travel Forum Posts
Night tour of Sistine chapel (1 Replies)
Hi, just after some more information from people who have experienced this. We will be taking our 14yr old typical teenager and we are not really in to museum tours but do want to see the Sistine chapel. What are the crowds like, what is the concert that is included in the ticket price? Thanks
June 25, 2018|
Saint Louis, Missouri
Guided Tour - Vatican Gardens? (1 Replies)
Hello! I am getting ready to book my Vatican City tickets online for April - I do not believe that we need a guided tour for the Museaum & Sistine Chapel or St. Peter's Bacilica...but what about the Vatican Gardens? I read in another post that you are only able to enter the Gardens with a guided tour, is this true? Is it worth a guided tour of just the gardens? Thanks!
January 17, 2011|
Pam D
United States
Rome - tour in a day - skip the line (6 Replies)
My husband and I would like to do one of these "Tour Rome in a Day" tours with Skip The Line tickets - we will be staying in a hotel and not coming off a cruise ship. Just wondered - there are so many - does anyone have any recommendations? We'd like to see the Colosseum, Forum, Pantheon, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Thanks!
July 25, 2017|
Response fromPam D|
Thanks so much for your reply. (I'm sorry for the duplicate post - I did not see my first post initially and so thought that I had somehow failed to post it correctly.) Yes we are looking for a guided tour, and not just to buy tickets ourselves.
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Must See Places for Secular Couple? (5 Replies)
Hello--one of us is Jewish, the other is not, and neither of us is very interested in religion or art. We do want to see major sites, however, so, for example, when we were in Italy we visited the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Mostly we like history, and would want to see old Jerusalem and Masada, but maybe more important than a lot of other ancient historical sites would be the struggle for Israel's Independence and the Holocaust. I also want to see the Sea of Galilee and float in the Dead...More
October 05, 2011|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
I would suggest some of the following sites for your tour: Palmach museum, Western Wall tunnel tour, Herodian, Zippori, Akko, Rosh Hanikra, Israel Museum, Ein Gedi to name a few. There is so much to see and do here it is hard to suggest a limited amount of places to visit, but the links above will help get you on the track you are searching for. Chana Israel