Should the Vatican Limit Access to the Sistine Chapel?

April 26, 2014 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

Close-up detail of "The Creation of Adam" from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes.

For the countless number of tourists who visit Rome every year, the Sistine Chapel is almost surely near the top of their “must see” list of attractions. Michelangelo’s incredible fresco cycle, completed 500 years ago, is one of the world’s greatest treasures and a subject of immeasurable artistic and religious importance…

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