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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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Blame my mother for the glass barrier.

June of 1970 my father died. That year at Christmas my mother, wisely, took me and my cousin on a European tour timed to be with my brother serving in the Army in Berlin. Rome was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

June of 1970 my father died. That year at Christmas my mother, wisely, took me and my cousin on a European tour timed to be with my brother serving in the Army in Berlin. Rome was a featured stop. She wasn't really an art aficionado however La Pieta entranced her. She spent more than an hour gazing at this amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

When Cardinal Jean Bilheres acting on behalf of Pope Alexandar VI (the same as TV show The Borgias) approached Michelangelo the commission was simple "Make the most beautiful statue ever". One can argue that he succeeded. The crowds push to get closer and one can well understand why. The Pieta is stunning.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's so real looking you expect Jesus's ribcage to expand with an intake of air. Mary's face is so peaceful and so sorrowful at the same time. It is a wonder to behold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have read so much about this Pieta..... Seeing in person is nothing compared to all the words which described it. I wanted to see the signature but we couldnt get closer to see it. It is said that around 200 years ago the statue was broken and fixed again. Please do not miss it .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Created by michelangelo, so no surprise that is a beauty. Its well preserved and it glows so well from the light just like when you enter to visit david in florence. It really pulls you in. Only complain is that you cant get any closer to it (its protected by a glass wall)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This statue is located in St Peters Basicia. It is now located behind protective glass. The statue is sculpted from marble, but it is easy to forget that fact. The way the fabric on Mary has folds or the attention to detail on the muscle tone, it simply must be seen to fully appreciate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a great lover of statues but this was awe-inspiring especially as Michelangelo did the work when he was aged only 23. It is behind bullet proof glass due to some deranged person going at it with a hammer 30 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very evocative, as I mention in my review of St. Peters. The work is a masterpiece by Michelangelo, not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When in Rome, search for Michelangelo and Bernini sculptures in the Vatican, in the delightful fountains, in numerous small and intimate churches and in the Borghese Museum. Both the excellence in carving and understanding of the human spirit take your breath away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A beautiful Michelangelo in a beautiful basilica. Just perfection. How could one person be so very talented?

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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, coordinate 41.902183, 12.453937 Vatican City, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City

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