Vatican Approves $2.4 Million Replica of Sistine Chapel in Mexico

artnet News | Sarah Cascone:

North Americans who can’t make the trip to Rome now have an opportunity to visit Michelangelo’s renowned Sistine Chapel in Mexico City. A full-size replica of the 15th century church, best known for the iconic ceiling fresco painstakingly painted by the Renaissance great between 1508 and 1512, has opened in Plaza de la República (Republic Square)… Read more

Image: Copies of the original paintings by Michelangelo are assembled on the eve of the inauguration of a full-size reproduction of the Sistine Chapel at the esplanade of the monument to the Mexican Revolution in Mexico City, on June 07, 2016. Courtesy Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images