The Vatican Museums

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The Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums exhibit artworks from the Roman Catholic Church collected throughout the centuries from all over the world. Several masterpieces by Caravaggio, Raphael, Fra Angelico, Giotto, Nicolas Poussin the renown Sistine Chapel ceiling painted by Michelangelo, the Raphael rooms, and the impressive collection of maps are all part of the vast collection.As patrons of art the popes were among the firsto open their private art collections to the public. The Vatican Museum collections include some of the most famous Renaissance masterpieces and sculptures from ancient Rome and Greece.  The Vatican museums are the biggest museum complex in the world.



The Vatican Museums are made up of several pontifical galleries and museums that were assembled by various popes.  They are the main attractions of the Vatican Museums and are considered treasures of immense value. There are also galleries displaying modern Christian religious art. In addition, the Vatican museums include changing exhibitions, special programs with lectures on Thursdays and guided tours, some specially suited for children.



 


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