Without having seen the Sistine Chapel it is not possible to form an appreciable idea of what a single man is capable of achieving.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Michelangelo Buonarroti, the great artist dedicated almost 10 years of his life to creating the frescoes, absolute masterpieces of art, loved and celebrated all over the world.
The Sistine Chapel is located near St. Peter’s Basilica, inside the Vatican Museums and is accessed from the imposing Sala Regia. Born between 1477 and 1480 from the renovation of the ancient Cappella Magna, it takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV who commissioned the first works.
It was inaugurated on August 15, 1483, and besides containing works of inestimable value, it is recognized all over the world for being the official seat of the Conclave, that is the room where the cardinals meet to elect the new Pope.