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

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This pope was obviously a megalomaniac

His bees (familycrest) is everywhere, his statue is larger than life and needs the space on the opposite wall as well, and he looks like a king. But a pretty statue and if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Bergen, Norway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

His bees (familycrest) is everywhere, his statue is larger than life and needs the space on the opposite wall as well, and he looks like a king. But a pretty statue and if you are already there...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Take the time to see this and all the other sculptures. It is a lot to absorb but it is beautifully made. A must see if you enjoy the history of Pope UrbanVIII. It is very interesting.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Personally, I think it’s a disguising way of showing the death popes bodies. All of them! They looked like embalmed, like Lenin in Moskow, like their faces were never decomposing, some even looked like some make-up was applied, too. I rather prefer and I better understand to see the mummified bodies of the old Christian saints from the Byzantine former... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Monument to Urban VIII was designed and executed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1647) and is situated near the front of St. Peter's. It is one of many of his works that you can find within the basilica. Here you see a golden bronze figure of a life-sized Pope Urban VIII. He is seated with his right hand raised. Below... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A great deal of thought and feeling went into this. If you spend a few quite moments it will really speak to you and be moving

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Niskayuna, 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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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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Address: Piazza San Pietro | Basilica di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Vatican City

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