The Sistine Chapel is the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City; a legitimate country located right in the centre of Rome, Italy. It is one of the most popular Rome day trips and is a treasured, religious place in Vatican City.
The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education - it lays out all the early books of the Bible.
One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
Below you can find a list of Sistine Chapel tours and tickets that are highly rated and recommended, as well as being the best value for money.
This Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour will show you the beauty of the Vatican, including the museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll learn all about the fascinating history of the religious buildings and their remarkable works of art that are famous all over the world.
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See more of what Rome has to offer by making use out of the Rome Hop-on Hop-off bus tour, as well as paying a visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. You'll get the chance to see some of Rome's most famous sights as you're transported around the city on the tour bus.
This tour allows you to wander around the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums at night, without having to queue for hours for entrance. While the Vatican Museums are obviously incredible during the day, they're arguably more enjoyable at night as you don't have to battle through large crowds and long queues.
On this private tour of the Raphael Rooms inside the Sistine Chapel, you'll gain an intimate understanding of the Vatican Museums. This tour is a great experience to enjoy while in Rome as you'll gain private access to some of the Sistine Chapel's most elite rooms.
On this tour you'll benefit from skip-the-line access to the Vatican and to the Sistine Chapel, while enjoying small group tour so you can really learn more about its history. You'll avoid large crowds as you'll be grouped with a select few people who also want to indulge in a more in-depth understanding of the Sistine Chapel.
This tour is a unique and fun way of seeing the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel, while tucking into a delicious breakfast buffet. You'll enjoy a delicious breakfast inside one of the most religious places in the world.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the Vatican City's (and Rome's for that matter) most prominent and important features.
It is famous for its extensive collection of Renaissance art, including Michelangelo's world-famous Sistine Chapel painted ceiling which took him over four years to complete. Alongside Michelangelo's impressive works of art, the Sistine Chapel is also home to numerous other artists' work.
The Sistine Chapel is built upon the site of an ancient chapel that was originally known as Capella Magna. In 1477 however, when Pope Sixtus IV began rebuilding the chapel, he renamed it after himself.
There are many highlights and features to enjoy inside the Sistine Chapel; find out some of the must-see things below!
The Sistine Chapel ceiling is arguably the most defining of the Chapel itself. It is divided into nine central panels; depicting The Creation of the World, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve and The Story of Noah. There's also The Creation of Adam which is arguably one of the most famous as it shows the figure of God touching Adam's finger and effectively bringing him to life.
The North Wall of the Sistine Chapel included scenes from the life of Christ including The Baptism, The Temptation of Jesus, The Sermon on the Mount and The Last Supper.
This side of the Chapel includes works of art by various artists and shows the life of Moses, including his journey through Egypt, Crossing the Red Sea and The Ten Commandments.
This giant painting resides above the Sistine Chapel altar and was painted in 1535, numerous years after the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
This fresco depicts a scene of hell from The Last Judgement. It shows a vengeful Christ, surrounded by nude figures and saints.
See below for some of the best Reviews about the Sistine Chapel as well as where it ranks in the list of things to see and do in Rome!
Rated number 2 out of 45 things to do in Vatican City.
4.5 stars out of 18,529 reviews.
"It's a beautiful, historic and religious place to visit and a must part of a Roman Trip."
"Seeing it up close and in person takes your breath away. It's amazing and wondrous. How is it possible one man created this?"
"Very surprised at how small and intimate (even with throngs of tourists) the Sistine Chapel is. This was the highlight of the visit to Vatican City."
"When you are at the Vatican, take this tour to see this amazing work of art. Since the restoration, it is even more spectacular. To think he did this on his back is remarkable."
"Absolutely worth every second of queuing/ walking. Aside from the ornate art work on route to the Sistine Chapel, the chapel itself is breath taking."
Below you can find 15 of the most fascinating about the Sistine Chapel.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most visited places in Vatican City and is an incredibly popular tourist attraction in Rome. Home to spectacular works of art and an abundance of religious messages, the Sistine Chapel is a must-see when visiting the Italian capital city and the Vatican City.
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