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Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

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Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

We will be in Rome on a Sunday & Monday and want to see the Sistine Chapel. The Vatican Museum is closed on Sunday, does that also mean the Sistine Chapel is closed? It seems as though they are open on Monday, am I correct?

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1. Re: Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

You can only access the Sistine Chapel through the Vatican Museum. As you say, the museum is closed on Sundays (except the last Sunday of the month when it is free....and generally mobbed).

The museum IS open on Mondays; also a crowded day as most other museums in Rome are closed on Monday. I suggest you go in the early afternoon if at all possible, when the line for tickets tends to be shorter. Or you can purchase a ticket in advance if you can pin down the time, thus avoiding a wait.

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2. Re: Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel

You can go to vatican.va to pre-purchase entrance tickets. This will also allow you to bypass any line to get into the museums.

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Thanks for the info, we will buy tickets in advance for Monday.

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