Saturday, June 19, 2010

From the Apostolic Palace: the Royal Staircase

The official entrance to the papal apartment.


  1. I can't see the staircase in this photo, though I think I recognize the arches... do you have any photos of the stairs at the left arch? Also, how did you get this picture, did you take it yourself? I know not just anyone can go in there so I am curious.

  2. Yes, I took the photo.

    It is open to the public; it is the exit from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter's Basilica when in the Vatican Museums.

    I have no other photos of the stairs.

  3. what type of column order is that?

    1. well the column doesn't really have a type
      it's baroque , so they use volutes for everything :)
      by the way i didn't know it was public
      it's build as a passage for the pope and cardinals