The Sistine Chapel

Italian version
Tickets & Tourist info
Entrance info
The Sistine Chapel is inserted in the museum complex of the Vatican Museums which, after three months of closure due to the coronavirus emergency, will reopen on 3 June with the following opening hours:
  • 10.00 - 20.00: from Monday to Thursday, with last entry at 18.00
  • 10.00 - 22.00: Friday and Saturday, with last entry at 20.00
    Departures are expected 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Closing days: Every Sunday, 11 and 29 June, 14 and 15 August and 8, 25 and 26 December


    The extraordinary openings of the last Sunday of the month are suspended


    Ticket information
    Ticket prices at the box office are:
  • € 17.00: full price
  • € 8.00: reduced price for minors between 6 and 18 years of age, students aged 25 and under (priests), men and women religious, seminarians and novices ( upon presentation of the appropriate documentation), employees of all the Offices, Departments and Bodies of the Holy See or of the Vatican City State (upon presentation of the identification document).
  • € 4.00: reduced price for groups of primary and secondary school students, of first and second grade.
  • Free: for all children under 6 years of age (not completed).


    Tickets are non-refundable


    Skip the Line Tickets


    School groups entrance
    For school groups the ticket price is:

  • € 4.00: for groups of students of primary and secondary schools, first and second grade
  • € 8.00: for groups of university students aged 25 and under (completed) All this upon presentation, on the day of the visit, of a letter of request from the home institution indicating the number of students, teachers or any other participants in the visit.
    For each group of 10 students there is a free admission ticket for the teacher while any other accompanying persons will be required to purchase the full fare ticket.
    Failure to present the documentation certifying the right to the tariff reduction, or the non-possession of the requisites required, will entail for the visitor the purchase of a new full-fare entrance ticket.


    The Sistine Chapel for free
    They are entitled to free entry to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (by showing a document certifying one of the following conditions):

  • Children under 6 years (not completed)
  • Disabled people with certified disability over 74% and, in case of non self-sufficiency, an accompanying person.
  • University professors of the chairs of Archeology, Art History, Architecture and Ethnology, as well as of academies based in Rome, for the occasional holding - upon written request to the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage - of specialist lessons in the museum sectors relevant to your teaching area
  • Journalists authorized by the Directorate of Museums and Cultural Heritage, upon recommendation from the Press Office of the Holy See, the Association of Foreign Press in Italy and the National Order (Italy) of Journalists.
  • Cardholders (valid): Icom (International Council of Museums) and Icomos (International Council on Monuments and Sites).
  • Donors of works, benefactors and members of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums association.
    In addition, admission is free for everyone during World Tourism Day - WTD (27 September) and every last Sunday of the month (if it does not coincide with Easter)