Rome Vatican, the Sistine Chapel

Segnatura Raffaello

The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican one of the world’s most visited attractions based in Rome. The Chapel was built between 1475 to 1483, and its chapel was named after Pope Sixtus IV. The first Mass in the Sistine Chapel was celebrated on August 9, 1483.
The chapel meets the exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon given in the Old Testament. The wall paintings around the chapel were executed by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli and their respective apprentices, which include Pinturicchio, Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta.

 

Adam's creation
Situated here are some of the finest pieces of art the world has ever seen, by one of the world’s most redounded artists  : Michelangelo.
 In 1508 Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, which he did and completed after four years.  Michelangelo was originally commissioned to paint only 12 figures, the Apostles. He turned down the commission because he saw himself as a sculptor, not a painter. The Pope offered to allow Michelangelo to paint biblical scenes of his own choice as a compromise. When the work was finished there were more than 300. His figures showed the creation, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the Great Flood.

 

 Giudizio Universale

 

 

The Sixtine Chapel is a must see  site  when  in Rome, and its location is in easy reach of our Yes Hotel Rome  , situated only a few minutes from Termini Station, which is the main station In Rome which connects to all the major sites.
The location of Yes Hotel Rome  gives the flexibility to any traveller, to access any of the major sites in Rome.