The world-famous Sistine Chapel is inside the Pope's residence in the Vatican. Part of its fame is directly related to the papacy: The Sistine Chapel is where cardinals gather to elect a new pope (known as the Papal Conclave). The primary reason ... 

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Sistine Chapel, exterior

November 2011

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Sistine Chapel, exterior

Michelangelo's Last Judgement, Sistine Chapel

November 2011

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Michelangelo's Last Judgement, Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

May 2011

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Photo by BriYYZ via flickr ~ used under CC-BY license

The Lap of the Gods

October 2008

David R
United Kingdom

Unforgettable visit. Don't fixate on the Sistine Chapel. Make sure to look around at the wonderful art!

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets

Vatican Tour guide Nicolas

September 2014

Wonderful background to the Sistine Chapel provided by Nicolas. This was in lieu of such information since it is forbidden to give tours and present the info in the Chapel. Nicolas did a wonderful job in explaining the work of Michelangelo - both the famous ceiling and the and quot;Last Judgment and quot; paintings.

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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

St. Gregory the Illuminator - 2nd Century Armenian Bishop and Saint

September 2014

This statue is prominently seen on the tour when moving from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's. Wonderfully executed work of the Armenian saint who converted the pagan King Tiridates in A.D. 301. Tiridates proclaimed Christianity the official religion and made Armenia the first Christian nation.

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Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Access to Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel

The Vatican

September 2014

Noel C
Canada

The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica Half-Day Walking Tour

The show before the real thing.

July 2014

The guide took the time to explain the significance in certain paintings before entering the museum so we know what to look for in the Sistine Chapel, as no one was allowed to speak once inside.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Picture of statue prior to entrance of Sistine Chappel

January 2014

This statue was near the entrance of the Sistine chapel and the last point you could take pictures before entering the Chappel.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

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