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La tumba de Urbano VIII, de Bernini

Piazza San Pietro | Città del Vaticano, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Ranked #15 of 25 Attractions in Vatican City
Type: Religious Sites
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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Pope Urban VIII, originally Maffeo Barberini, was one of the first and most influential popes of the baroque era. Urban VIII was a well-educated and cultured man. He loved the art and literature. It was Urban VIII who was the mentor of Bernini, when he came to Rome as a young boy. Bernini was given access to the Vatican museum,... More

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

another berini's masterpiece.a great statues by him like many others in this bascilica.there are alot of similar statues here,but i liked more the one for Alexandre vii by bernini which was more complicated and meaningful.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This has to be up there with the Pieta for sure. This tremendous marble statue with its incredible detail is just magnificent to take in. This is one of the many gorgeous and priceless statues within the Basilica and you will not want to miss it~!

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Sunriver, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the most magnificent sculptures that I have ever seen. I would rank in just below Michelangelo's David and Pieta and right with his own David. Even surrounded by awe-inspiring works, this stands alone.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The monument was truly breathtaking with all its details. I literally had to touch it to believe the amount of details craved on it. Made of Marble the size of the monument will leave you awe stricken!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Tomb of Urban VIII was sculpted by Gianlorenzo Bernini and it's one of the many magnificent sculptures inside Saint Peter's Basilica.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This monument to Pope Urbano VIII is a wonderful example of the sculpture of Bernini, who was a genius and has left us such a great legacy of sculpture.

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