Not a Muslim to pilgrimages to Mecca or Catholics with the belief in the Vatican, as an atheist, I just came here by gravity from the artistic treasures that this sacred land storage .
In the list of the world’s largest museum order Louvre (France), State Hermitage (Russia), National Museum (China), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (United States), the Vatican ranks fifth.
The Vatican Museums are many masterpieces exhibited paintings, sculptures and other works of art the gallery feat pope in centuries. This is the only country in the world recognized by UNESCO as world heritage.
Cost savings should I not reserve tickets online, so the early morning rush to the gates of the museum was in line for tickets. Luckily that day only to wait an hour instead of the usual three hours.
Each niche or wall corner of this tiny kingdom kept a treasure, so I just have to try to take advantage of the time to keep alive the memories.
As we enter the Vatican, even Bramante spiral staircase modern building from 1932 (calling to distinguish old Bramante staircase from 1505 is still to this day) are the exhibits of the types of boats civilization throughout the world.
Vatican currently has 19 museums, large and small depending on the size and the exhibits inside are paintings, frescoes, pottery, carriages, statues or objects of his predecessor Pope …
Come to Vatican, it’s seem thata anyone will eager to find the Sistine Chapel was built in 1475.
This is the most famous museums in the Vatican, was named by Pope Sixtus IV (1471-1484) because he wanted to build a bigger room on the “Cappella Magna” old – a fortified room used the papal court.
Room size is copied back from the temple in Jerusalem largest Salomon been the Romans destroyed in the year 70 AD.
The chapel is known for architectural and decorative drawings on the ceiling 3D picturesque greatest artists Renaissance is Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and Sandro Botticelli made.
In works such as the majestic 800m2 mural painted on the theme of human history before the Lord appeared, The Last Judgment by Michelangelo … keeps your audience overwhelmed.
There are many places to visit, but the room where Raphael is absolute can not miss because they can compare the talent of Raphael and Michelangelo painting, two people have the same Leonardo da Vinci became the trio of great masters Renaissance period.
Pope Julius II (1483-1520) with full authority for Raphael delete all the old drawing to innovate new things in the room Four Segnature (1508-1511), Heliodorus (1511-1514), Fire in the Borgo ( 1514-1517) and Constatine (1517-1524).
Private rooms Constatine majority of works are painted by Raphael’s pupil he suddenly died in 1520. Work Athenian School represents his talent, combining ancient Greek ideas into drawings made theology, philosophy, art and the law becomes soft and easy to get into the mind more.
You do not need to go to Egypt can admire the mummies. Even the Egyptian Museum in the Vatican has made marvels of Egypt.
Pope Gregory (1831-1846) founded this museum in the Lateran Palace in 1884, Pope John XXIII then moved to the Vatican in 1970. This is where the exhibition of works of art many of Egypt to other civilizations.
Etruscan Museum was founded pope Gregory XVI in 1837 will be the place to satisfy guests’ favorite kinds of flower vases decorated the beautiful painting or a large collection of vases according to Italian schools and a chemical Greece some from Roman times, exploring all kinds of bronze medals and the archaeological finds in southern Etruria.
In the second room there Regolini-Galassi tomb, Etruscan wealthy families buried under countless cauldron copper and gold jewelery, found in the ancient city of Caere in Italy. IV-VIII rooms also for exhibitions gold jewelry artisan crafted Etruscan region in the 10th century.
Gregorian Profane Museum by Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) established at the Lateran Palace palace in 1884 and later Pope John XXIII was moved to the Vatican in 1970.
The original Greek statues, Roman copies and works with 1 to 3 century AD was solemnly placed in this area. The most famous are the works of the goddess Athena and the satyr Marsyas.
If you love all kinds of carpet, you should look to the collection Tapestries. The giant tapestries of the Flemish painter Pieter van Aelst group composed under the influence of works by pupils of Raphael drawings.
The masterpiece of Clement VII Pope period (1523-1534) are on display in the Sistine Chapel for the first time in 1531 and then passed through this place in 1838.
Pius-Clementine Museum where Clement XIV Pope (1769-1774) and Pius VI (1775-1799) to authorize others to collect the most important masterpieces of Greek and Roman took the Vatican.
Here you will be entered see firsthand the statues of the gods and animals. Octagonal courtyard area with a statue of the god Apollo Belvedere team laurels carved from marble, discovered in the late 15th century.
It was a copy of the Romans in the 2nd century from the original bronze in Greece. Bust separate room mainly contains portraits of Roman emperors.
By Michelangelo Simonetti rotunda built in the late 18th century the school of pure Neo classical, with the dome on the Pantheon’s dome has a diameter of 21,60m, including a bronze statue gilded Hercules near theater Pompey.
Borgia was a separate room built for Alexander VI Pope (1492-1503), then was rebuilt over the next pope life. The work suspension until the late 19th century the newly opened to the public on the tour.
Currently used as a place Borgia collection of religious artwork modern, consisting of around 600 paintings, sculpture, graphics. Of these characteristics are the works of the artists Gaugin, Chagall, Klee and Kandinskij.
A place of little interest to tourists is the room of the map collection is named from the 40 maps on the wall, painted on the regions of Italy and the property owned by Pope Gregory XIII ( 1572-1585).
These maps are Ignazio Danti painter, a famous geographer contemporary painting from between 1580 to 1585 years.
In the sacred Vatican, one would have to step softly and quietly, neck pain, the fatigue, the eyes still as busy watching too many masterpieces within hours.
But between the lines of tourists crowded, I had to find a place for himself in order to keep the treasure memories of this precious art.
By: Travel Great