The Sistine Chapel replica opened its doors on Monday April 3 in the city of Querétaro.
Querétaro’s residents and visitors have the opportunity to admire one of the world’s finest works of art until June 3. Francisco Domínguez Servién, Governor of Querétaro, led the opening ceremony of this replica from the Renaissance, whose original is located in Vatican City.
Domínguez Servién celebrated that after having been in Toluca and Mexico City, the full-size, monumental replica of the chapel — measuring 27 meters high, 78 long and 36 wide — is being erected in Querétaro. This exhibition constitutes one more element to strengthen the social fabric in the state, through historical and cultural manifestations.
“Art is a determining factor in educational processes,” the official underlined to special guests from the cultural and religious sector, and added that “It is true that the great work made by Michelangelo, the Italian architect, sculptor and Renaissance painter, marked a before and after of the universal history”.
An exact replica, in form and content, of the Sistine Chapel can be visited in the Square of Martyrs, in order that thousands of Mexicans can admire Michelangelo’s work, created 500 years ago and that will allow the public of all ages to get close to one of the masterworks of all time. The technology has enabled to reproduce, through three million photos, each centimeter of Michelangelo’s great work, whose color-schemes were compared to the original in order to offer a unique experience to the public.
The governor made a public recognition to the municipal government, which provided resources along with state’s government to bring the Sistine Chapel replica, to delight Querétaro’s families as well as national and foreign visitors.
“Last December, artisans from Queretaro featured a Monumental Nativity in Vatican City. That work done by Queretaro’s citizens was blessed by Pope Francis, who admired, touched, kissed it,” he concluded.
OPPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION:
- April 04 to June 03, 2017
- From Tuesday to Sunday , 10:00 – 18:00 hrs.
- Free admission