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La Pieta

Address: Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Details of this sculpture are incredible. As a High school student, I had read mindlessly about it. It was a Bucket List Item for me. The statue sculpted in Carrera Marble, still holds your presence through the glass cover that protects it today. Nose of the Mother Mary is chipped off. However worth the visit and all the reading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My advise to whoever read all this review now is, STOP reading , GO and FEEL it !! Its so Peaceful, Serene, Soak in the quietness inside and get yourself travel back in time , dont try to find this and that inside, just walk at slow pace and enjoy one masterpiece at a time inside . Yes, its that... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Michelangelo was an absolute genius. On our trip to Italy, we saw many of his works beginning with the statue of David in Florence, various pieces in other museums and churches in Florence and Rome, the Sistine Chapel, and finally, La Pieta at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. With each Michelangelo work we saw, we were more and more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Pieta is absolutely beautiful. The fine sculpture work is evident even though it is behind protective glass. This is a very crowded spot, but take the time to work your way to the front and then take your time to really view it. It really is fantastic and a must see in the Vatican.

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Dubois, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was beautiful. Hard to imagine the talent Michelangelo had and his ability so many years ago. You must be patient to get a close view because of so many people there.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I did not expect La Pieta to be.. right THERE when we entered the Basilica, so when my eyes caught its imagine to my left I was brought to tears. This was an important visit for me, religiously. I wish I could return right now.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Vatican's Pieta in St. Peter's Bassilica is perhaps the most treasured and most beautifully crafted sculpture in the world. The color of the marble, the finely cut and polished details of Mary and Jesus, the emotions portrayed in stone are wonderful. This is the only art that was actually signed by Michaelangelo. Unfortunately, it must be protected and, thus,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just beautiful. The crowds here can be a problem, but if you wait patiently you will get a chance to gaze on this very beautiful sculpture. And you will want to take time to absorb the gentle aspect of Mary and the sorrow depicted in the work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Truly a magnificent work of art by the most magnificent sculpture. When you enter into the Basilica after what is usually a horrendous wait one of the first art works you will see it the Pieta. Its tucked away in the far right side of the Basilica where it sits prominently behind protective glass. The statue and its rich colour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

it's a gorgeous piece of artwork whatever your reasons for visiting it is a little piece of breath taken away

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