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The Sistine Chapel is located inside the Vatican Museums in Rome and every year is visited by millions of tourists from all over the world.

The Sistine Chapel is decorated with splendid frescoes by Michelangelo. His splendid works cover the ceiling and the back wall (with the Last Judgement) above the altar.

The conclave, baptisms and other official Pope ceremonies take place inside the chapel.

In the Vatican Museums you can admire the works accumulated by the various Popes over the centuries, including sculptures, paintings, tapestries and much more.

Opening hours of the Sistine Chapel
Mon-Thu: 9:00am–6:00pm
Fri-Sat: 9:00am–10:30pm
Last Sunday of the month 9:00am-2:00pm

Where is the Chapel
Inside the Vatican Museums, in the Vatican City.

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The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam, frescoed by Michelangelo, is the most famous present in the Sistine Chapel and among the most famous of modern art.

The vault of the Sistine Chapel

The vault of the Sistine Chapel is one of the absolute and most important masterpieces of Western art and was frescoed almost entirely by Michelangelo.

The Last Judgment

In the Last Judgment, frescoed by Michelangelo, is represented the moment when, at the outbreak of the Apocalypse, the angels sound the trumpets.

The history of the Sistine Chapel

The extensive project of the Sistine Chapel began in 1473 and lasted about 4 years. In the past it was used for the ceremonies of the papal court.

The choir

The choir of the Sistine Chapel has existed for 1500 years and is the oldest choir in the world. It performs during the Papal Celebrations in St. Peter's.

Baptisms in the Sistine Chapel

In the Sistine Chapel every year a Mass is celebrated on the occasion of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, during which the Pope baptizes newborns.

The conclave

Inside the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo Buonarroti the cardinals gather in the conclave to elect the new Pope.

In the center of Rome
The Sistine Chapel is located in the Vatican State in the center of Rome.

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