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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 wonderful works cover the ceiling and the back wall (with the Last Judgement) above the altar.

The conclave, baptisms and other official ceremonies of the Pope are held 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.

Sistine Chapel's Opening Hours
Mon-Sat: 8:00am–7:00pm
Last Sunday of the month 9:00am-2:00pm

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

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The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam, painted by Michelangelo, is the most famous fresco 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

The Last Judgment, frescoed by Michelangelo, depicts the moment when the angels blow the trumpets as the Apocalypse unfolds.

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 at St. Peter's.

Baptisms in the Sistine Chapel

Inside the Sistine Chapel a Mass is celebrated every year 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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