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Vatican Museums

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New entrance for the 2000 Jubilee

Viale Vaticano
www.museivaticani.va
Every day except Sunday 9:00-16:30. Admission fee.
2016 Calendar with special openings at www.vatican.va

A constant in the history of the Church over the centuries has been to organize facilities according to the influx of pilgrims. For this reason it was necessary, for the Jubilee of 2000, to redesign the access area to the Vatican Museums with a 4-storey building to house reception services. A spiral ramp with an inclined axis leads from the second floor to the exhibition areas.
The entrance is marked by a bronze door by the sculptor Cecco Bonanotte from the Marche, using a panel structure inspired by Byzantine bronze doors and with scenes of Creation and surmounted by the coat of arms of Pope John Paul II. In the huge entrance hall is the polychrome marble sculpture by Giuliano Vangi, Crossing the Threshold.

Foto Servizio Fotografico dei Musei Vaticani – ©Musei Vaticani

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Viale Vaticano, 106-107, 00136 Roma, Italy

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