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Tomb of Urban VIII

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Address: Piazza San Pietro | Basilica di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy

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So beautiful

It is an absolutely beautiful tomb but it is hard to take it all in. The basilica is so overwhelming that it is hard to appreciate the beauty of everything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is an absolutely beautiful tomb but it is hard to take it all in. The basilica is so overwhelming that it is hard to appreciate the beauty of everything.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Bernini is everywhere in St. Peter's Basilica, but the tomb of Pope Urban VIII is a real standout in the Basilica itself. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Yet another masterpiece by Bernini inside St. Peter's Basilica. Photos are allowed inside the basilica as long as you do not use a flash but photos do not do justice to these beautiful works of art. You must see them in person to truly appreciate the beauty and complexity of Bernini's work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Pope Urban VIII was a 17th century pope and a man of arts. He was a prominent patron of the arts and reformer of Church missions. This tomb is a beautiful piece of art.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

As the name suggests, this is Urban VIII's tomb designed by Bernini. Bernini started work on this 18 years before the death of Urban VIII. This is another "must not miss" attraction within St. Peter's Basilica.

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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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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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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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