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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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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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Michelangelo's masterpiece Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica will certainly leave you speechless even if protected by a glass shield. I simply stood there for minutes and couldn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is worthwhile but you can´t get close to it in order to appreciate this Michaelangelo´s masterpiece. Its location inside the St. Peter´s Basilica is the highest point for art and architecture lovers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I didn't find this piece impressive at all. Firstly I saw the original at the Basilica from far away because they wouldn't let us come closer, and then I saw the replica in the Vatican museum, that you can almost touch. Either way, disapointing and not very special at all.

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Cuenca, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Michelangelo's masterpiece Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica will certainly leave you speechless even if protected by a glass shield. I simply stood there for minutes and couldn't take my eyes off it. I was also thinking that Michelangelo was only 23 when he did it and such a piece of art it came out to be. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located inside St. Peter's Basilica, this is one of Michelangelo's finest if not finest work of art. The lighting on the statute really shows the piece at its best. A true vision of beauty, you can really just stand and be mesmerized by the craftsmanship in this work of art. There is a huge see through screen to protect the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the Vatican is full of quality. This shines through. Maybe it is the area that it stands in, possibly the lighting, but such a piece of work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica will certainly leave you breathless. The statue was initially made as a "private" funeral monument for a cardinal, but was later moved to a place that makes a great "host" with its magnificence to this breathtaking statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you read about the Chapel before you visit to truly appreciate the wonders of this location. The past has been protected and this site showcases the wonderment of culture.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Michelangelo masterpiece resides within St Peter's Church and is reason enough to visit, if you need a reason to visit St Peters. Be sure to allow a full day, minimally,to see all that St Peters has to offer. This will be the highlight of your visit to Rome. Ciao.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pieta is so stunning. It is located inside St. Peter's Basilica. Having learned about this in art history class, then teaching it myself, it was so humbling to be in front of it, in all it's glory. It is smaller than expected, but still quite big. It is encased in glass, but you are able to take good photos,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michelangelo's La Pieta is an impressive work inside of St. Peter's Basilica, located on the right hand side after you enter the church. It is one of 2 items that Michelangelo carved his name into. Both times we were in St. Peter's there was quite the crowd in front of it. There is glass between you and the sculpture -... More 

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