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The Sistine Chapel

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City: The Vatican, Rome
Country: Italy

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The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment, both by Michelangelo… It is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna (‘Great Chapel’), the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1473 and 1481.
Today, it is the site of the papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected.
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