Hardly, one can argue about the importance of the Vatican in the Christian world. The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope, it unites millions of people worldwide. Endless amount of travelers and locals regularly visit Vatican City to listen to the Pope’s address and worship the God. Many visitors, however, travel long distances to admire cultural heritage of the Vatican. From Michelangelo’s masterpieces to Raphael’s beautiful paintings, the place possesses some of the biggest treasures of art. I myself couldn’t stop admiring and taking pictures of everything while walking down long galleries of the Vatican Museums. It’s quiet natural for such a big enthusiast of photo diaries like me. But in all honesty, this Cultural Heritage of the Vatican photo diary is one of my most unprecedented collections.
The Vatican definitely enriches your aesthetic horizon and the way you look at the art. Words can’t describe your feeling when you stand in front of Michelangelo’s fresco The Last Judgment. Goosebumps cover your skin when you think about history and stories behind these masterpieces. You feel like a lucky intruder who gets one in a lifetime opportunity to see all this beauty and snap countless pictures. Photographs that you later use to create your own vision of the Vatican, your Cultural Heritage of the Vatican photo diary.
Without further ado,
HERE IS OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE VATICAN PHOTO DIARY:
Our Cultural Heritage of the Vatican Photo Diary started way before we reached the entrance to the St. Peter’s Basilica with St. Peter’s Square in front of it. Initially, that was the place form where we were planning to begin our Vatican journey. However, one of the Vatican guided tours promoter convinced us to use their services. After some considerations, we agreed. And that was one of the best decisions we did that day.
With the guided tour, our Vatican exploit started at the Vatican Museums.
Although it looked like a beautiful sunny day, it drizzled from time to time with the expectancy of a heavy rain later in the afternoon. With such weather forecast, visiting the Gardens of Vatican City was out of question.
Nevertheless, we spent some time enjoying and exploring the Vatican Courtyards and their beautiful sculptures.
One thing you absolutely can’t ignore here is Sphere within Sphere. The unique sculpture symbolized the complexity and fragility of the world.
One of the major attractions of the Vatican Museums is the Sistine Chapel. Unfortunately, neither talking, nor photography is allowed there. In order not to deprive us on the history and stories behind this cultural heritage of the Vatican, our guide gave us a detail lecture in the courtyard.
Gallery of Tapestries
No flash photography is allowed at the Vatican.
Gallery of Maps
After the Sistine Chapel, we were eager to explore St. Peter’s Basilica.
Cultural heritage of St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Square