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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, coordinate 41.902183, 12.453937 Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 390669881840
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The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's...

The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.

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Too bad you can't get closer

This is a magnificent piece of art, and it's too bad that it must be protected from the crazy people who would do damage to it. I would love to have been able to be closer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David L
Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent piece of art, and it's too bad that it must be protected from the crazy people who would do damage to it. I would love to have been able to be closer. There is a certain feeling of peace and reverence for such a sacred depicted event. Unlike some other times, the visitors were very respectful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most magnificent statue ever created. Can't believe it is made of stone. Very crowded but worth the wait for crowd to clear. It is worth visiting here just to see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be ready to wade through the crowd. It's true, La Pietà is a wonderful masterpiece. How can such a lifelike and fluid sculpture be realized on marble is beyond my comprehension. Mary's look of solemn melancholy, looking over Jesus' body makes me wonder what Michaelangelo felt when carving the marble. Visitors beware, there will be a large crowd of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Michaelangelo art piece. Part of St Peters basilica. St Peters is free to enter although there could be a waiting line and you must go through security

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the icons of Italian art that is known for many from the textbooks. Though its exposition is not the best, as it is behind the rail and the plexiglass, but you still can see the incredible smoothness of marble, the many details and the general beauty of the group. Yes, it is quite distanced and you cannot come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was on my must see list during our visit to Rome. While we didn't get to see the Pope, we did get to spend time after Sunday Mass viewing the majestic pieces within St Peter's Basilica among them the Pieta. Don't let the boobirds discourage you - even though it is protected behind glass you still get a good view.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculpture is amazing and worth visiting, but it's a shame that it is now behind Plexiglas because of one bad actor's being able to harm the statue. The church does its best to allow viewing, but it's just not the same. Nevertheless, the statue is so lovely that it's worth seeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is quite far away and behind glass. It's virtually impossible to see it from its best angle. A little disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Rome, don't miss this superb masterpiece, that is one of the monuments of UNESCO's Global Cultural Heritage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pieta by Michaelangelo is fluid poetry cast in marble . You can view this masterpiece inside the St Peter's Basilica

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