Sistine Chapel - Rome
The Sistine Chapel is one of Vatican City’s most popular tourist destinations, and one of the most visited attractions in Italy. Located in Rome’s Vatican Palace, it’s famous for its stunning 16th century Renaissance frescoes by Michelangelo. It is regarded as one of his most famous works. The frescoes were commissioned by Pope Julius in 1508 and painted by Michelangelo between 1508-1512. Contrary to popular belief, Michelangelo painted the frescoed ceiling in a standing position, and not lying down. His most famous panel was “The Creation of Adam” as pictured above. Take a guided tour of the Sistine Chapel and learn more about its art, architecture and history.
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Get Skip-the-Line Tickets and get priority access to the Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines, especially during peak tourist season. Explore the Gallery of the Maps and Raphael’s Rooms. Step inside the Sistine Chapel to admire “The Creation of Adam” by Michelangelo.