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La Pieta

Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 23 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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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Superb. Little crowded unfortunately, the view was ok but taking pictures was like a rugby scrum. Still the visit was well worth it!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A very beautiful sculpture carved out of marble. One can only marvel at Michelangelo's artistry and spiritual connection. It's a shame it's behind glass. Definitely worth a visit.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The Pieta is once of the many beautiful artifacts inside of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. You will find it just to the right of the entrance, between the Holy door and the altar of Saint Sebastian. It is protected by glass but pictures can be taken freely. Saint Peter's Basilica is so big and so much to see... More

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Varkaus, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

In front of this I can only cry. I can not understand how anyone could have done something so incredible piece of marble. Each garment is an insane pleat detailed and natural. I stood in front of this a number of times, starting in 1974, and wish I could do so, even infinite number of times.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was amazing to see how the artist captured the emotion and even the very flow of fabric in this timeless treasure of art! What a travesty someone chose to damage it once!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

... Just do it. Two words: Michelangelo Free Seriously, you really need to see this if you are in Rome.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had no idea this was in St. Peter's and was in awe. I was familiar with this piece of art but seeing it in person, it's hard to find the words. I found myself getting emotional and just stood there looking at it. It is a perfect piece of art depicting such a moment. A must see!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

every time I see this gorgeous peace, it takes my breath away. Incredible to see that someone who was to young was able to create.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Getting up close to this beautiful work of art is worth braving the crowds.. Just walk up to the front.. people will let you in to have a look!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I knew this would be an amazing piece of art, however, I was unprepared for the gripping emotion I felt when I looked upon Mother and Son. My family and I stood there for quite a while, letting the beauty and meaning sink in. Lovely.

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