Top 5 places to see in Rome

Top 5 places to see in Rome

4. Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel is the major attraction of the Vatican Museums founded by Pope Julius II in the 6th century. Commissioned to Michelangelo, chapel’s ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. Today, Sistine Chapel is considered only as an art gallery though early it was the place where Masses were conducted. Building is frescoed with depictions from the Bible including such scenes as The Creation of Adam, The Creation of Eve, Original Sin, Great Flood, The Last Judgment and other. The Vatican with the Sistine Chapel is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site receiving about 3 million visitors a year.

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