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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October 2012

Sistine Chapel - private time

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!

Vatican and Sistine Chapel

November 2014

Walking towards the chapel

Inside the basilica

November 2014

Our tour guide Anjelica working hard and giving us a great experience touring the Vatican museums, Sistine chapel and basilica.

Hallway

October 2014

En route to the Sistine Chapel.

Ceiling

October 2014

En route to the Sistine Chapel

Ceiling

October 2014

One of the hallways en route to the Sistine Chapel

Viator VIP

October 2014

Vatican Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling

Sistine Chapel tour

October 2014

AUGUSTO C
Qatar

Pablo with the guide of Alessandro

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.

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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