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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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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had been aware of the Pieta since my schoolboy days in a catholic gradeschool - and here I was in fornt of it (well, sort of, there's always a crowd around it). There's a partial plexiglas shield around it, some nutcase attacked it with a sledge hammer years ago. It was little bit smaller than I had expected, and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing piece of artwork--make sure you learn the history behind it before simply casting a glance in its direction.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I nearly cried when I saw this sculpture. It is beautiful and I am only sorry they had to put up a plexiglass screen, but it is still amazingly beautiful. That one is off my bucket list, but I'd love to see it again.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was stunning and stood out even in the 90 degree heat in the middle of July surrounded by tourist it made you stop in your tracks.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Photos just do not do justice to this magnificent sculpture, the humanity instilled into this piece of marble makes it a must see for Christians and ordinary tourists alike

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing sculpture if it wasn't that it was all white it would seem almost real, it is located in St. Peter's on the right side

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Pieta masterpiece inside the basilica is enclosed in a glass showcase out of reach from the maddening crowd. You can only view it from afar. Didn't use to be this way until somebody ruined it for everyone. Even so, this piece is a must see.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Be patient, make your way to the front, and spend some time with this masterpiece. How did he capture such sorrow in marble?

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

La Pieta is not the first thing you see when you enter St Peter's Basilica, so look for it at the other side of the exit door.

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SOUTHPORT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This was commissioned as a religious sculpture but to me this work transcends all that. This is a mother's undying love for their child,no matter what the circumstances a mother's love is eternal. The fact that someone at aged 23-24 can convey this deep emotion from a piece of marble is beyond my descriptive powers. Genius,is not enough. Look at... More

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