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Vatican Museums in Rome (Italy)

Address: Viale Vaticano
Web: http://www.vatican.va
Part of the world: Europe
Country: Italy (see more Museum in Italy)
City: Rome (see more Museum in Rome)
Type of place: Sights
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The Vatican Museums and galleries are the other rooms of artistic property of the Church and publicly available on the Vatican City. Show works of an extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church. Its founding was based private collection of Julius II, who was elected pope in 1503, and later other dads have increased the extensive collections consisting of these museums. The museum complex consists of various thematic museum buildings, buildings pontifical, galleries, monuments and gardens. To this group belongs also building the Vatican Library, one of the best in the world.2 The origin of the Vatican Museums was set from the works of art that was privately Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, when he was chosen pope in 1503, with the name of Julius II, he moved his collection to the courtyard of the Belvedere Palace of Innocent VIII in a large garden which is decorated with some sculptures, now known as the Octagon Patio: the Apollo Belvedere, the Venus Happy the River Nile, the Tiber River, the sleeping Ariadne and the group of Laocoon and his sons, sculpture found the January 14, 1506 at the Domus Aurea of Nero in Rome on the Esquiline Hill, 3 was the architect Giuliano da Sangallo the that identified the sculpture was bought by the Pope Julius II. New buildings were constructed along passageways and galleries to unite with other, previously built, with the passage of time and access to power of new potatoes, were developed and expanded to form today's museums. Art funds also grew thanks to the tradition of the great Italian families to form collections, as these families were those that had among its members who came to the pontificate Cardinals. On the other hand, collections of works of art were enriched and increased thanks to all the treasures of the Roman catacombs, the works of St. Peter and St. John Lateran, and of all archaeological excavations in Roman land as the land on which stands the Vatican, were occupied by the Etruscans and later by the Roman Empire under Augustus. In this area called Gardens of Nero Peter suffered martyrdom, and Constantine the Great, after his conversion to Christianity, had a basilica built around the year 326.
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