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La Pieta

Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Vatican City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Beyond the glasses, it's 5 meters far, so impossible to see the details. Only for this is the bad rating..... Wikipedia has given me the details, not the eyes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Flabbergasting. When we visited, at around lunch-time, there were no people around, so we stood in front of it for 10 minutes without any interruptions. Worth visiting Rome just to see it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It liike like it is alive (ahem). Parts of the marble are almost transparent. The statue has it's perfect place in the Basilica

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Behind glass it may be (it is tastefully lit) and yes, due to it's "fame" you may have to wait to get near it. But the wait is certainly worth it. It is a work of genius, beauty and wonder all rolled in to one. When one enters the Basilica it is your immediate right. It is a MUST SEE... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

St. Peter's Basilica was a very cool thing to see with a lot of great art. We went through from the middle and walked around. We knew that the Pieta was in there but had some trouble finding. It is to the right and then you can see it's greatness. Once we saw it, it was amazing. Such a famous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Years ago you could get more up-close; but after someone chopped it with a hammer they put a glass box around it. It's still easy to see the beauty. Crowds are a real problem. We had to wait a long time for the people in front to gradually move away, so that we could get close enough for a decent... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You have seen it in pictures, but it is even more magnificent in person. Alone worth the trip to St. Peters. Lovely and deeply moving.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you can get past the crowd to get up close to see this masterpiece by Michelangelo you will not be disappointed.

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melbounre
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

But less crowded than the rest of Vatican City. Don't go to visit the Vatican City on a Monday it was the worst experience we have had in 5 weeks of italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What can I say ??! Words are useless . I just can say that I was lucky to visit Citta Del Vaticano more than once..but everytime I come back I feel like I can stay for hours to admire this masterpiece..

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