Rollover the walls of each room to see the fresco on that wall. Rollover to the left of each room to see a view of the room - click to see much more.
These four rooms are collectively known as the Raphael Rooms (Stanze di Raphael). They were the residence of the popes from 1507 through 1585, starting with Pope Julius II and ending with Pope Gregory XIII, and they are now a part of the Vatican Museum. Clear here to see where these rooms are located, just steps away from the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Cathedral.
Raphael created magnificent frescoes for the four walls of each room from 1508 until his death in 1520. His pupils worked until 1524 to complete the rooms.
This project was commissioned by Pope Julius II, who had also commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling (1508-1512): the two great artists worked on their masterpieces simultaneously in nearby rooms.