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Sistine Chapel
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Owner description: Probably the most famous chapel in the world because of its incredible artwork, notably "The Last Judgment," Michelangelo's stunning fresco covering 10,000 square feet of the ceiling and wall.
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Beautiful art but by god, someone has to minimize the crowds. Don't expect peace and quite inside. Wall to wall crowd. Pretty scary.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Overrated and overpacked with loud, noisy, rude tourists who don't know how to shut up and put away their cameras in this holy sacred place...and I'm saying this as an Atheist!

And after seeing so many other churchs' beautiful ceillings, and for free, I was disappointed with the Sistine Chapel's ceiling...I've seen better.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Before going inside the Sistine Chapel, my tour guide went over each piece of work. She provided the historical context of the work (Michel Angelo felt like was not being paid enough; other artists painted in the Chapel) as well as the interpretation of each piece of work. The Chapel's ground must be respected, so no pictures and no talking while inside. I recommend having a guide or someone who is knowledgable, so you can appreciate the art work.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Wonderful to see but the library leading up is just as stunning. Raphael's apartment also good.
Frescos everywhere you look in vivid colours.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The walls and ceilings are all painted with murals and pictures the colors are fantastic. The bathrooms needs to be upgraded.

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