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Address: Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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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Beautiful sculpture!

There is quite a crowd in front of this (which is protected by a glass wall ) so I had to wait my turn to get up to the front to get a picture. It's worth it though. You can feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is quite a crowd in front of this (which is protected by a glass wall ) so I had to wait my turn to get up to the front to get a picture. It's worth it though. You can feel Mary's sadness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I'm not an art expert or fan. But, to see an original sculpture by Michelangelo is something that's been on my bucket list. It's beautiful and moving.

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Atalaia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A master piece of art inside another piece of art which is the St. Peter's Basilica. It must be seen on site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Must see. It's very powerful and so beautifully crafted. Even for someone who may not appreciate art or is not religious this is a must see. Even the glass in front of it doesn't detract from the genius of this work.

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Fossano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This sculpture per se is worth the queue to access to the Basilica. It is beautiful and one can really get mesmerized while contemplating it. It is also possible to take pictures so you will go home with a memory of this masterpiece of Christianity. Five out of five.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Beautiful and well worth the time and effort it takes to see it. Go with a private tour guide if you can.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I think I'm a little calloused to all of the awesome art in Rome...this was not something that stuck in my head after I left Rome. Of course, I appreciate all art that reflects Christ's sacrifice for my sins....so if I was rating what La Pieta symbolizes, I'd give it 6 out of 5 stars! :)

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of the most famous statues in the world. It is located in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. As you enter St. Peter's it is on your right behind bulletproof glass because in the early 1970's a crazy man began destroying it with a hammer. It is the only statue behind glass. It is also the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's one of my favorite statues in Italy. The feeling it portrays - Michelangelo really captured it so perfectly. Aesthetically, it's just a very pretty statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Very beautifully carved, this is in the St. Peter's Basilica, the place of Pope's sermons. This is considered among the best of Michaelangelo's master creations!

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