We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Review of Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Early Access: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums Ticket
More Info
and up
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums with St Peter’s, Sistine Chapel and Small-Group...
More Info
and up
Skip the Line Vatican Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter...
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: 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.
Penarth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2013

My wife had been to Rome twice before , and never seen the Sistine chapel , we went on a busy Friday , and the queues were very short , took us about 15 minutes to go through security and get tickets , so not worth paying for the guided tours that everyone is trying to sell you
The chapel is in the Vatican Museum and this alone is fantastic , amazing tapestries and paintings , together with the Frescos o walls and ceilings , leading to the Sistine chapel .
The ceiling there is everything I thought , fantastic colours and details , even more remarkable , considering when it was done .
Well worth the visit and at 16euros , good value , as we had a limited time , but still spent an hour there , easy to spend several hours if you wanted

Visited February 2013
2 Thank mog120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

13,231 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Palm Coast, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Much more than I had imagined!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Sistene Chapel was beautiful. It was fun to walk through staring at the ceiling and picking out what each panel depicted. It is quite crowded but definitely worth the 16 euro admission to the Vatican Museum. It is the most impressive painting collection in the world!

Visited February 2013
Thank chelseasly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

If it doesn't bring as tear the Sistine Chapel will surely inspire awe in the viewer. The thronging mass who squeeze into the Chapel are certainly a distraction but no book, TV show, photograph or facsimiile painting can prepare the visitor for the scale and beauty of one of the wonders of the world of art and religion

Visited February 2013
Thank 30carat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Spring Lake, North Carolina, USA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“loved it!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This chapel is gorgeous and I wish I could have sat in it half the day. My only disappointment was that it was absolutely packed with people which made it a bit uncomfortable and less enjoyable. Of course you also couldn't take photos (no surprise though). If you're in Italy and have time I'd head over to vatican city and visit.

(I actually visited a few years ago so the date of visit is incorrect)

Visited March 2012
Thank Debra A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“No photo's”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I thought this place was round. It's not, its rectangular with a high ceiling. My neck hurts after looking at all those magnificent paintings. Brilliant. I just wish when they say no photographs that people would respect it. Especially the Japanese (no offence intended)

Visited February 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sistine Chapel also viewed


Been to Sistine Chapel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing