View one of histories most talented artist's work, Michelangelo, on the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel. Michelangelo was commissioned to fresco the ceilings by Pope Julius II in 1508, creating The Last Judgement, which is one of the most talked about paintings. The frescoed walls of the chapel were a distinctive and new technique. This style was adopted during the Renaissance period that depicted Italy as one of the top art innovators.
The Sistine not only houses extraordinary, innovative art, but the Chapel itself is architecturally stunning. It was originally the Pope's official residence in Vatican City. Currently, the Chapel is still a religious center in Rome, as well as the site of the Papal conclave, which merely describes the method of selecting a new Pope.
The Sistine Chapel is open daily, with the exception of some Sundays, from 9am until 6pm and costs 14 euros. Although, on the last Sunday of every month entrance is free until 12:30pm.
Visiting the historical, Sistine Chapel, is really an educational and awe-inspiring sight. Nothing can compare to actually seeing the Sistine Chapel and its frescoes in person.
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