Exploring Vatican city and the sistine chapel

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The further you walk in the Vatican, the more you feel guilty by realizing how many times you skipped going to church on Sundays.

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The Vatican has a wonderful collection of art. Many of the churches have many wonderful masterpieces on the ceiling. They also have a collection of art from the many different countries Rome conquered. Which is somewhat weird because Catholicism was never the Western roman empire’s main religion.

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My whole thoughts on this place were very mixed. They kept showing Rome’s accomplishments; however, they are claiming that they are not a part of Rome. Also, the Byzantine empire was the first empire to accept Christianity as it’s official religion on the European continent. The Byzantine empire was considered the Eastern roman empire but, they didn’t conquered the countries that the Vatican kept art from.

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We eventually made it to the sistine chapel. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos or videos of the chapel since there were many guards. Also, there was a guy yelling every minute in a bad Italian accent,”please, no videos and no photos!” So I took the picture of the next best thing. The sistine chapel was in town one day when I was back home. Took a picture of it just for you all!!

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My name is Hugo. Been writing posts on this blog since the very beginning and one of the founders of the # 1 Itinerary. I have traveled to 5 continents and on my journey to go to all seven

25 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Rome is one of my favourite cities, and as I only spent a couple of days in the city on my last (only) visit, there is still so much more to see.. my most treasured moment in Rome was touring the Colosseum on my birthday 🙂

  2. I love your photos! I love my little Bible preaching Baptist church but most Baptist’s have a very simple church buildings- you will almost never see any stained glass windows, sculptures or beautiful paintings. I envy the Catholics their beautiful churches. I loved your photos- very nice

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