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The Raphael Rooms are home to frescoes that contain four grand paintings

The Vatican Museums exhibit some of the world’s most renowned and famous works of art. 

The Raphael Rooms, which used to be the private apartment of Pope Julius II, host some of the master painter’s iconic works.

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, known as Raphael, was a master Renaissance artist and a contemporary of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The Raphael Rooms are home to frescoes that contain four grand paintings representing the themes of Philosophy, Poetry, Theology and Law.

Raphael’s masterpiece, The School of Athens, is his most famous painting. Many great Greek philosophers are found among the twenty-one featured in the painting, with Plato and Aristotle placed in the center of the scene.