Borgia Apartment Rome (Vatican Museums)

The Borgia Apartment is a part of the Vatican Museums in Rome. This former private wing of Pope Alexander VI in the Apostolic Palace is now used for modern religious art. The walls were painted by Pinturicchio and his helpers.

Borgia Apartment Rome

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History and description

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Borgia apartment

The part of the Vatican Museums now known as the Borgia Apartment was the private wing of Pope Alexander VI. This pope from the Borgia family reigned from 1492 to 1503. The rooms of the apartment were painted by Pinturicchio and his pupils.

After the death of the pope, the apartments were abandoned. Only towards the end of the 19th century were they again shown to the public.

Modern religious art

Nowadays, part of the rooms are used for the collection of modern religious art. This was inaugurated by Pope Paul VI in 1973. It consists of about 600 etchings, paintings and sculptures. In addition to Italian artists, there are works by famous foreign masters such as Gauguin, Chagall, Klee and Kandinsky.

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