Each year, millions of tourists take in beautiful art and artefacts at these top-ranked attractions in London, New York, Paris and Washington, DC.
Vatican Museums, Rome
Vatican Museums, Rome [Ron Ploof]
The Vatican Museums began as a group of sculptures collected by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century. The popes continued to build this collection over the next five centuries to transform it into a who's who of art history and culture. Look for works by Raphael, Caravaggio, and most famously Michelangelo, who frescoed the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.