Mexico presents life-sized replica of Vatican’s Sistine Chapel

Published on : Thursday, June 9, 2016

Vatican’s Sistine ChapelMexico City has presented a life-sized replica of the famous Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, a project that will allow all in the capital to enjoy this iconic Heritage of Humanity.

 

“The Sistine Chapel, one of the Vatican museums that annually attracts vast numbers of visitors, has been recreated at 100 percent its real size in Mexico City,” the city government said in a communique.

 

The replica is located beside the Monument of the Revolution in the heart of the city, and consists of a three-dimensional structure with giant photographic reproductions of the chapel’s interior.

 

The Sistine Chapel as reproduced in Mexico City has a height of 22 meters, a length of 67 meters and a width of 28 meters, and occupies a total of 510 sq. meters, the note said.

 

Installed in the interior is a structure capable of supporting the frescos printed on fine canvas.

 

The Sistine Chapel is world-renowned for its treasure of Renaissance painting and contains works by Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Bartolomeo della Gatta, Sandro Botticelli, and above all the majestic Biblical frescos by Michelangelo.

 

The replica also has an audiovisual presentation illustrating the history of the Sistine Chapel.

 

It is estimated that 1,200 people could visit it free of charge every hour until next July 25, when it will be closed to the public.

 

The Organizing Committee for the Display of the Sistine Chapel in Mexico is in charge of this unusual presentation.

 

“This is the first time the Vatican has authorized such a project to travel the world and offer the chance to experience this Heritage of Humanity,” the communique said.

 

The Sistine Chapel is also the place where the conclave of cardinals meets to elect a new pope.

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