Sistine Chapel remain patient receive the tourists

The chapel is famous for its architecture that looks regenerates Solomon's Temple of the Old Testament, and its decoration are entirely decorated by great artists such as the Renaissance Michelangelo, Raphael, and Sandro Botticelli.

Being a part of the environment in which is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican who was in the Apostolic Palace. And since the era of Sixtus IV, the chapel is a place of religious activity and the activity of the papacy, such as the venue for the conclave to elect a new pope.

The long history as Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to paint the chapel ceiling of 12,000 square feet between 1508 to the year 1512, an extraordinary masterpiece until the present.

No wonder if the tourist arrivals continue to rise, at least 10,000 tourists visit the chapel every day. But the impact on the likelihood of damage. This is caused by the influence of temperature, dust, and moisture that can damage artwork famous.

Museum Director Antonio Paolucci, citing Associated Press, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, expressed concern with the number of visitors to the Sistine Chapel. In an article in Wednesday's issue of the Vatican newspaper, Paolucci expressed concern over the fate of the paintings of Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel.

However, it is not a barrier, officials confirmed Vatican museum has no plans to limit the number of tourists who come there.

As performed by Pope Julius II, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated mass in the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday evening regarding commemorate 500 years age of the Sistine Chapel.

It's exciting when having the opportunity to come here, Sistine Chapel gives a different nuance spiritually for anyone who was present there.

(Source P Gero-travelKompas, AP /Image wikimedia)


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