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La Pieta

Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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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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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Carved by Michaelangelo - it gleems. Pity it is behind glass as some of the experience is taken away but understand why when some people try to damage such beauty. Read "Agony & Ecstasy" to get an account of Michaelangelo and the energy he put into this amazing piece of sculpture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Excuse me for not being blown away, but it's not the David. It's a statue. I qm not crazy about religious art, and this is religious art.......

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

It sits behind a bulletproof glass, but is still beautiful and amazing. Hard to believe something so beautiful and intricate still exists today and is displayed for the world to see. Enter in the basilica and it's immediately to your right.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

When visiting the Basilica of the Saint Peter, at Vatican, be sure to rent the audio guide! It is offered in several languages, including portuguese. In front of the Pieta, let yourself be carried away by emotion ... I can not express all that I felt ... is simply divine, sad and special!

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Since someone tried to deface it, it has been moved fairly far away behind bulletproof glass., but I'm sure this is a great work.

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Xghajra, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

No words can explain such work. Whilst Michelangelo is known for painting old common wrinkled faces rather than angelic faces, he definitely did an exception in this case sculpting a young Mary and almost no signs of the passion on Jesus. I do not need to explain Michelangelo's reasoning as I am sure you can find many interpretations much more... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Pieta is so very impressive. It is right inside St Peter's Basilica on the right hand side. The lighting on the statue is excellent, so it is very easy to photograph it. Knowing that it is 500 years+ old adds to the beauty of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Incredible to experience atanding in front of a piece of history. Being an Italian-American, I grew up with miniature versions of this statue in my house as well as in the homes of my family, so it was moving to have the chance to see the real thing.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Seeing La Piedad, is a wonderful experience, it's lifelike, so much detail. One can only wonder the amount of work, sacrifice, and hours!

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Located at the entrance inside St Peters, and worth seeing. Can't get to close, but still awe inspring, that this was created by a 24 year old.... magnificient!

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