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These walls know the secrets of the Papal conclaves held there

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Sistine Chapel

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Little can be said about one of the most important places in the world. It is said that everyone, at least once in their lifetime, should visit this chapel. It is located on the right of the Vatican Basilica of Saint Peter. And the most important secret conclaves in the world were held here. Inside the cardinals meet to decide who will be the next Pope, while millions of people wait expectantly to see the black or white smoke billowing from the chimney. But, what thousands of visitors want to see every day, are the frescoes by Michelangelo Buonarroti, looking down from the chapel ceiling, watching everything going on below. These frescoes unite Christians, Muslims, Jews or simply lovers of art. It was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV, and Michelangelo did the paintings between 1508 and 1512. Other painters, like Botticelli, Perugino and Luca also participated. In the centre of the frescoes, the author drew nine scenes, nine passages from Genesis. But did you know that the painter left a secret message of universal love, contrary to Church principles, hidden in his work of art?



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