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Address: Piazza San Pietro | Basilica di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Beautiful, Such is Everthing Else in St.Peter's Basilica

As soon as you see it, you will recognize Berninini's characteristic work. I think that Bernini made almost complete Rome. :) The statue is in line with everything else in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AleaUn
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Belgrade, Serbia

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you see it, you will recognize Berninini's characteristic work. I think that Bernini made almost complete Rome. :) The statue is in line with everything else in Basilica di San Pietro - it is beautiful and impressive. Nothing more to say.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Beautiful statues! It is worth spending quite a bit of time admiring the details of those statues. Our private guide has given us so many fun facts!!! It was great!!! Every single statue in St. Peter's Basilica is beautiful and great!

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Thank BarkShadeau
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

There will not be enough words to describe the artistry and the sculptures seen in the Vatican Museum and Basilica. Everything is so stunning and spectacular that you dont tend to leave the place in a hurry.

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Thank Praveen G
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The level of detail, realism, and drama in this piece is overwhelming. A dominant piece of work in a basilica full of artistic wonders.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stunning sculpture, a must see when visiting St Peter's Basilica. A beautiful masterpiece with a prominent position in the church.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

You will hear the name and see the works of Bernini throughout the Vatican, in the museum and basilica. His works are spectacular, lifelike and on topic. His understanding of the times is remarkable and his statute of Urban VIII is just one of his major works. See it near the front of the Basilica.

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SF, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The size and amazing amount of detail make this another one of Bernini's finest works. It overpowers the area where it is placed, towards the right front of the Basilica.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I suppose just another masterpiece by Berni, so many amazing sculptures in the Vatican hard to rate them, you just need to spend as much time as possible in St Peters and slowly make your way around and take everything in.

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Thank Jason S
Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

There is so much to see in the basilica but if you can stop to see this statue. The three bees are on the crest because of his talents...and money.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A vist to Rome is not complete without exploring the Vatican City. This amazing city will blow your mind even if you're not catholic..

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