Hours and openings

The Sistine Chapel opens every day of the year from Monday to Saturday.

Opening days and times

From monday to thursday
10.00 am - 8.00 pm (the exit from the museum and exhibition sectors starts at 7.30 pm).

Friday and Saturday

10.00 am - 10.00 pm (last entrance 8.00 pm).

Extraordinary openings on the last Sunday of the month are suspended

Closures 2020

The sunday, June 11, June 29, August 14 and 15, November 1, December 25 and 26.

The best time to visit the Sistine Chapel

The best time to visit the Sistine Chapel is around 1:00 pm on weekdays or early in the morning before opening.

To avoid the long queues for visiting the Sistine Chapel we recommend:

  • do not go on the last Sunday of the month (with free access);
  • don't go during Holy Week;
  • avoid Saturday and Sunday in high season.

The best way to save time and skip long lines is to buy a ticket online.

Inside the Vatican Museums in Rome

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