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La Pieta

Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 25 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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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Of course of I have seen countless picture of La Pieta, but nothing compares to seeing it in person. It is an incredible piece of art. It is both living and frozen in time. It was one of the highlights of Vatican City.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I understand the need to protect the sculpture, but it was disappointing that it was behind glass and rather far away from the sculpture. It really takes something away from the beauty of the work.

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Miguel Angelo's great work sculpture I have been visiting this art expression two times, I got a small figurine for my home collection but I can tell that the expression of Jesus and his Mother faces are incredible this is art and nothing else

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

ou can walk within a few feet of the sculpture, be careful it will take your breath away. Yes there are thousands that are getting in your way but if you take your time, you to will stand in awe.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is just inside St Peters on the right and how close you can get depends on the day and the sheer numbers of people. Forget his "David" in Florence this is the great man's piece de resistance and if you do get near enough its as lifelike a work as you'll ever see. It's the only sculpture that he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Pure genius ! Sculpted from a single block at age twenty three this masterpiece by Michelangelo is pure genius. Words cannot describe this .

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

You've probably seen one of the man copies / paintings / works inspired by it. The original is simply stunning - one of the most beautiful works of art ever. Unfortunately, though quite expected, there is always a large crowd in front of it and it's not that easy to make a good photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Don't miss this sculpture like thousands do as you enter St Peters.....its divinely beautiful and poignant at the same time.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

La Pieta is one of the most beautiful sculptures I have ever seen in my life. It becomes even more amazing when you realize that Michelangelo was only 25 years old when he made it in 1498-1500. The pieta means pity or compassion and represents Mary holding the dead body of Christ on her lap. This subject in Christian art... More

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Really an emotion to see such a famous scupture in person. The finesse and skill of the artist is everywhere to be seen in this masterpiece. Such a shame it has to be shown behind some thick bulletproof glass.....

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