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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, coordinate 41.902183, 12.453937 Vatican City, Italy
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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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Shame that it has to be behind bullet-proof glass.

I first saw La Pieta in 1983 and recently in May 2015. After all these years of travelling, this sculpture remains my favorite. I can understand the need for security glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I first saw La Pieta in 1983 and recently in May 2015. After all these years of travelling, this sculpture remains my favorite. I can understand the need for security glass with the history of attacks. Just a shame when you compare some other wonderful exhibits like the Borghese Galleries where you can get so close to the Bernini's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! I just wish I could come closer to see more details and it's hard to focus cause of many people around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I first saw the Pieta in 1964 at the New York World's Fair. I was fifteen at the time, and thought that it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. In the intervening five decades, I've seen many beautiful things. So, I had feared that my fond memories would be destroyed by seeing it again after so long.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful work in St. Peter's Basilica. Now behind glass due to damage done by a person several years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

La Pieta is everything that I thought it would be. Luckily the crowd was small at the time that I visited so I got to get up to the railing and see it up close. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful treasure created by a young Michelangelo. Very crowded and difficult to get close up views.

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Mollet del Valles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I love master Michelangelo. Anything he touched, turned into gold. La Pieta has so many emotions, and I have to say I'm an atheist but one of the reasons why I went to Vatican City was this. It is so moving. No words for it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

While touring the Vatican, one must also visit St. Peter's Basilica. One inside you are in awe of everything around you. It is breathtaking! La Pieta is a masterpiece worth seeing, such history, totally amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The Pieta is so beautiful. You must get close enough to view - try to avoid the crowds around it...it's worth the wait to see it without loads of people standing in front of you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

One of the most important works of art to be seen at St. Peter's can be found shortly after you enter the basilica on the right hand side in the Cappella Della Pietà. This is where you can see the Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo (1498-99) known as Pietà, arguably one of the finest and most important sculptures in the world.... More 

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