November 1, 1512, Michelangelo’s painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel was exhibited to the public for the first time.
This is the climax of our tour inside theVatican Museum. Unfortunately, no photography is allowed inside the narrow chapel so I cannot show you anything from my Nikon. But what you will see inside is just like the photo below.
It contains the famous painting The Creation of Adam.
Tourists who visit the masterpiece contribute to the unique and non-commercial economy of the Vatican. As you go through the museum, you’ll find souvenir shops along the way selling candles, rosaries, book markers, prayer books, and the likes. Revenues from these souvenirs reached to $355.5 million in 2008.
The holy territory has its own bank and the only ATM in the world featuring instructions in Latin.
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