Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Full-Size Replica of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Kicks Off Mexican Tour

By Claire Voon
The interior of Mexico City’s Sistine Chapel replica (photo via @gaviriasantos/Instagram)
MEXICO---Visitors flock to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s frescoes, but the fingers of God and Adam are now also meeting in Mexico City in a recently revealed, full-size replica of the entire building. Rising on the Plaza de la República near the landmark Monument to the Revolution, the massive structure marks the first time the Vatican has given permission to reproduce the chapel on this scale, according to Antonio Berumen, a local who initiated the project. [link]