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What You Need to Know About the Sistine Chapel

By Jessica, USA, February 2013

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Easily the most famous and popular attraction in Vatican City is the Sistine Chapel, with its colorful ceiling frescoes and enormous altarpiece both painted by Michelangelo. Visitors unfamiliar with the position of the chapel – and, indeed, its modern uses – would be smart to take the following as a little crash course in the Sistine Chapel before heading to Rome.

The Sistine Chapel is part of the Vatican Museums.

If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, that means you’ll need to get a ticket for the Vatican Museums. During the high seasons, lines to get into the museums can be extremely long, so it’s highly recommended that you book tickets well in advance to reserve an entry time – or that you book a spot on a guided tour that includes a reserved entry.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Vatican City Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Vatican City.

Photo courtesy of Sugarmonster via Flickr

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