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La Pieta

Address: Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is beautiful, stunning and absolutely brilliant. Michangelo is a genius. Not much more needs to be said.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just seeing this was worth the hour long wait to go through security before getting into St Peter's. It is amazing that a young Michelangelo sculpted this from a single slab of marble. The details, in particular Maria's dress drapes, her facial expression and the way the body of Jesus is positioned on her lap are absolutely stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The queue could be 5 hrs long an it would still be worth it. I almost missed it, since it looks like any other statue from afar. Do yourself a favour and get close and observe the details. The sculpture is overwhelmingly live-like. I usually find sculptures boring but this one really made me feel something. It's a shame you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In a college art class I wrote a paper on La Pieta, so to say that that I was excited to see this piece was more than accurate. Waiting patiently for a clear view is a challenge, but I managed. The work is encased in protective glass, after having been vandalized by a mentally impaired individual. We were told it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definetely a masterpiece, you can see it through a thick piece of glass but still can enjoy it. Normally is quite crowded but people goes away fast. Spend some time there looking a the facial expressions, the shadow and light of the wrinkles of the marble and it will speak to you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stunning work Safe behind a panel of glass with a hole cut out so you can see the work Beautiful and moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been to St Peter’s twice and have viewed the Pieta both times. The first time was before they put up the protective glass and barricades. It is sad it had to be done. To me, looking at the statue in detail, I am still amazed that a man could breathe life into stone. How someone, so long ago,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had seen pictures of the Pieta but as we waited for our turn to get up to the glass we were unaware that we were about see something wonderful. As we looked through the glass at the Pieta, we were both overwhelmed first by its beauty. Photos do not do it justice. Slowly the emotion of the piece became... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A wonderful work of art that now has to be housed behind bullet proof glass after it was sadly vandalised by a nut job Found inside St Peter's Basilica on the right hand side altar as you go through the main entrance Worth the long queue if you're not part of an organised tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

You may think that the line to get into St. Peter's Basilica is long, but it moves quickly and is totally worth it!

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