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  1. The Sistine Chapel (/ ˌ s ɪ s ˈ t iː n ˈ tʃ æ p əl /; Latin: Sacellum Sixtinum; Italian: Cappella Sistina [kapˈpɛlla siˈstiːna]) is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the pope's official residence in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna ('Great Chapel'), it takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who had it built between ...

  2. May 22, 2024 · Sistine Chapel, papal chapel in the Vatican Palace that was erected in 1473–81 by the architect Giovanni dei Dolci for Pope Sixtus IV. It is famous for its Renaissance frescoes, the most important of which are the frescoes by Michelangelo on the ceiling and on the west wall behind the altar.

  3. Sistine Chapel. The frescoes that we are contemplating here introduce us into the world of the contents of the Revelation. The truths of our faith speak to us here ... Read All.

  4. Jun 6, 2024 · Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel, Renaissance, Art: The Sistine Chapel had great symbolic meaning for the papacy as the chief consecrated space in the Vatican, used for great ceremonies such as electing and inaugurating new popes.

  5. Regarded as Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) is a jaw-dropping attraction you must see at least once in your lifetime. The Sistine Chapel is one of the greatest treasures of the Vatican City, of Rome, and of the world in general.

  6. The Sistine Chapel ceiling (Italian: Soffitto della Cappella Sistina), painted in fresco by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The Sistine Chapel is the large papal chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV, for whom the chapel is named.

  7. The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the pope's official residence in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, it takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who had it built between 1473 and 1481.

  8. Sistine Chapel. The Sistine Chapel is among the most visited monuments in the Vatican. Famous for Michelangelo’s frescoes and the extraordinary vault. Location: Vatican City, to the right of St. Peter's Basilica. Built by: Architects Baccio Pontelli and Giovannino de 'Dolci between 1475 AD. and 1481 A.D. What to see:

  9. Sep 16, 2020 · In 1508 CE the Pope commissioned the celebrated Florentine sculptor and painter Michelangelo (1475-1564 CE) to paint scenes on the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. The walls of the chapel had...

  10. Apr 9, 2009 · The Sistine Chapel holds a central place in Christendom as the private chapel of the pope and the site of the papal enclave, where the College of Cardinals gathers to elect new...

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