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Rome's Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) was originally constructed for Pope Sixtus IV in 1475 and the Sistine Chapel is without doubt the Vatican's most famous and breathtaking building and landmark.
In 1483 the Vatican's stunning Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) was decorated by some of the best painters and artists in the world, such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pinturicchio, Signorelli and Michelangelo.
It was Michelangelo whose painting of the vast ceiling and his masterpiece 'The Last Judgement', that have made Rome's Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) famous throughout the world. Pope Julius II ordered Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Rome's Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina) in 1508 and this was an incredible task to undertake, taking Michelangelo over three years, for which received only a small payment.
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