The Sistine Chapel is a chapel located in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Part of Rome’s Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel was decorated by art masters Sandro Botticelli and Pinturicchio in the 15th century and completed by Michelangelo. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the majesty of Michelangelo’s magnificent ceiling frescoes. The artist spent lonely years painting the chapel's ceiling and altar, transforming these walls into one of the great masterpieces. The Sistine Chapel serves as a glorious homage to Renaissance art and one of the most visited sights in all of Italy.