The Sistine Chapel is a large and well-known chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for the frescos that decorate the interior, and it is the place where new popes are elected.
Map of the Area Around
Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity.