Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel


Inside the Vatican Museum.

Elaborate ceilings in the Vatican Museum.

I just have this fascination of taking photographs of beautiful ceilings. These ceilings have the 3D effect as explained by our Guide.  All  along the Vatican Museum, I can't help looking up in the ornate ceilings, room after room in the Museum. It's like always looking up to God!

The Vatican Collection of Marble statues and sculptures. The Collection in the Vatican could rival the Louvre Museum, maybe even more. There are many items stored in the Vatican Archives that cannot be shared or be seen by the rest of Mankind.

The Vatican Gardens which was designed by Donato Bramante. All of these - the Gardens, the Museum and the Sistine Chapel are all part of the Vatican Museum tour. Visitors can also eat in the Vatican Canteen where they have this delicious Pizza! Right at the Vatican! It is better to have lunch in there because  it will at least take the full day to see the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

Inside The Sistine Chapel

 Photography is not allowed inside The Sistine Chapel. It is always crowded and quite noisy. I suggest that you find your little nook in The Sistine Chapel to sit down and marvel at this Great work of Art created by Michelangelo and Raphael for Man. Also, The Sistine Chapel is known as the place "Where the Holy Spirit Acts.  It is there that the Holy Spirit has illuminated the cardinals, guiding them in their election of a new pontiff."

The Sistine Chapel Ceiling  as  painted  by Michelangelo showing the creation of Man from the Genesis chapter of the Bible. 

The Ceiling and the Last Judgement in the Main altar were designed and painted by Michelangelo. The murals on the left and right side of the Sistine Chapel were painted by Raphael. The Sistine Chapel is the most beautiful Chapel in the World.

 The Creation of Man. God giving life to Man as painted by Michelangelo.

The temptation of Adam and Eve as painted by Michelangelo.

The Last Judgement as painted by Michelangelo.

For me, Michelangelo is the greatest Artist of all. I believe that he was guided, inspired and empowered by God to create all of these beautiful and majestic art depicting God's Creation and up to His Last Judgement of Mankind. It is God's way of showing Man  how much He loves us. It is the story of God and Man. No other Museum can show this Great Love Story but in the Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel.

Source: Vatican City, Edizioni Musei Vaticani.

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