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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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Description: 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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I have long wanted to see this incredible piece of art.

I have waited for nearly 50 years to see this most extraordinary portrayal of Mary's love for her son, Jesus. It is a stirring portrait of Love. Michael Angelo certainly had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As an item to visit when you have free time, this is excellent. As part of a tour - not so great. It is the first stop in St. Peter's Basilica - to the right. I was greatly disappointed because the bullet proof glass does not allow you to get a good view and appreciate the fine detail. Sadly, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I have waited for nearly 50 years to see this most extraordinary portrayal of Mary's love for her son, Jesus. It is a stirring portrait of Love. Michael Angelo certainly had religion in his soul when completing this most emotional statue. There is reverance combined with humility and extraordinary attention to detail. This was his last completed piece of art... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everytime I see this sculpture I am awed. It is breathtaking. Years ago as child I saw it for the first time. Then you could go up to it and touch it. Then a nut smashed in the Virgin Mary's nose wit a hammer. And it has been behind bulletproof glass ever since. The details in this piece, particularly the... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Extremely beautiful and interesting to us, as we can remember the item in the news when the mad man tried to destroy this masterpiece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the most iconic historical sites in Rome located inside the Vatican. Although it can only be seen from a certain distance and behind a glass it is a beautifull marble sculpture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We saw this place on our trip to rome.The sculpture is large and good one.La Pieta is really good art.Not to be missed

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I visited St. Peter's basilica with a tour guide, and for most of the tour it is helpful to have the tour guide's insight. For this beautiful piece of work though, all you have to do is appreciate it. The statue has special meaning for my family. One of my cousins was buried in an urn that was a small... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful statues in the world. It is amazing how marble can capture the texture of fabric, the softness of skin and the depth of emotion shown by a mother for her dead son. Put this on your bucket list for sure.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the right when you enter the basilica and kept behind bullet proof glass. It was said that some person tried to chisel and ruin the sculpture and it was then protected. I had to wiggle my way to the front through the crowd and got my turn. To think it is carved from marble and labour it took.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I'm not reviewing the statue itself. Michelangelo's genius and skills are undisputable! However, I've seen "the David" and most of his works and La Pieta has let me down... so hard! I'd been waiting so long to see this masterpiece and it was so delusional. For so many years I watched it on school books and wondered how it would... More 

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