February 24, 2014

Vatican Museums

Photograph by Raymond Choo, National Geographic Your Shot

At the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) visitors descend a monumental spiral staircase, designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The galleries of the museums house works of art that include entire rooms painted by Raphael and the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.

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