Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage is renowned all over the world and the Sistine Chapel is one of its most popular destinations. Over 4 million tourists visit annually to see the magnificent series of frescoes painted on the chapel’s ceiling by Michelangelo. It took the sculptor and painter a little over four years to complete, from July 1508 until approximately October 1512 and covers 5,000 square feet! Besides the famous ceiling, the chapel itself has an interesting history. Learn all about the chapel, the ceiling, and even Michelangelo in this great article from Mental Floss.
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