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La Pieta

Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in Vatican City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

When you realize how young Michaelangelo was when he created this masterpiece, it is that much more awe-inspiring. It is now behind plexiglass, but still 'the' piece to see in St. Peter's in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This masterpiece appeals to a universal feeling...the biggest tragedy that can happen to a parent...to loose a child. This is what this sculpture is all about and not its religious significance. Looking her face, you can see the sorrow, you can feel it... Her pain floods your emotions and makes you sympathise her. You can actually feel the tense of... More

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

in our visit of st.peter's bascilica,just at the beginnig at the right is the famous statue of la pieta by michelangelo.it is very crowded by the statue.very beautiful and deserves the international fame.done by michelangelo in his youth,(as our leader said) this is the only statue by michelangelo that he has signed his name upon it.with a little attention,u can... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Seeing this beautiful and inspirational piece of wonderful sculpture was a high point of our tour and gave us a great sense of God's presence in the entire area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I would not care how long the line is, this is a must see, an absolutely remarkable piece of art. Apart from 'David', I have never seen sculpture that even comes close.

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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

For me this is the best sculptor in the world. Period. This is the masterpiece of Michelangelo. It´s from 1499, it´s done all in a amazing marble and you can see it inside St. Peter's Basilica. It depicts the body of Jesus Christ on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. Why it´s so amazing? See the detail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Awesome to see. Inspiring to pray! Every trip to Rome I go to pray in front of the Pieta, knowing my Redeemer Lives!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

You wont go to vatican if you aint an enthusiast for art. And when you do you can bet its a life time experience. The way sculpturing appears to you right from the hands of Great Michalangelo is simply great. For a keen observer its as significant as life itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Upon entering St. Peter's move toward the first chapel on the right to experience the Pieta. The moving and powerful sculpture by the young Michelangelo is now protected behind a glass panel, but the effect upon viewing this masterpiece is not diminished by the distance. The stone seems to come alive, the figures of Mary and the Christ are imbued... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This statue is amazing to see in person. Unfortunately you have to look through glass at it now due to someone being an idiot and damaging it in the past. Be patient as you wait to see it, it is worth the crowd to get to stand in front to take it in.

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