The Vatican museums host one of the most valuable art collections in the world. The buildings date back to 1503 and were designed by Bramante under pope Julius II. More buildings were added in the 18th century, when the museums were first made accessible to the public.
01 Belvedere palace and Cortile della Pigna 02 Belvedere palace and Cortile della Pigna 03 Statue of fir cone 04 Marble statues 05 Cupola
06 Marble statue 07 Marble statue 08 Pallas Athena statue 09 Statue of Laocoon and his sons 10 Granite sphinx
11 Museum interior 12 Roof frescoes 13 Roof frescoes 14 Wall tapestry 15 Roof
16 Roof detail 17 Marble statue 18 Marble statue 19 Corridor 20 Roof detail with frescoes
21 Roof detail with frescoes 22 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 23 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 24 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 25 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps
26 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 27 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps 28 Frescoes in the gallery of the maps
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