vatican museums sistine chapel

Built between 1477 and 1483 by Pope Sixtus IV della Rovere, the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous masterpieces of Italian art in the world. It was to be a simple palace chapel where religious services and perform some host the conclave, but he became one of the most beautiful halls of the Vatican. The architect in charge of the project called the Sistine Chapel of the same dimensions of Solomon's Temple and Sixtus IV, for the occasion, decided to decorate the walls with scenes from the life of Jesus and Moses. They were then called together the best artists of the time: Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, Pietro Perugino. Around 1500, due to construction of the nearby St. Peter's Basilica and other buildings around there, the chapel suffered some damage in the ceiling opened a deep crack and it was necessary to fix the floor with iron chains, but unfortunately the frescoes were already ruined. Pope Julius II then entrusted Michelangelo Buonarroti to redecorate the whole time and the wall behind the altar. The creative genius of Michelangelo such as Life Episode of Genesis, including the famous Creation of Adam, and the Last Judgment. Although with some precautions that tourists are required to comply, the Sistine Chapel is open to the public of the Vatican Museums. It is accessed from the Sala Regia, in the Apostolic Palace, on the right of St. Peter's Basilica. Inside room is forbidden to photograph, film and use the phone. Visitors with a low tone of voice is required and also the explanations of the guides have to stay out of the room.

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