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

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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November 2013

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

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

Claudia

November 2013

Claudia, our guide explaining about the art in the Sistine Chapel.

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

St. Peter's Basilica

October 2013

Setting my footsteps inside St. Peter's and Sistine Chapel, a dream come true.

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

The dome of St Peters as seen from the Vatican Museum entrance

August 2013

In this plaza we sat under the shade of a Mediterranean Pine while our guide gave us a very interesting/thorough description of the Sistine Chapel paintings. Out of respect he is not allowed to talk in the chapel so the information was given ahead of time. Amazing is all I can say about it!

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

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