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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini

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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Bernini is a master in bronze

The Baldacchino is one of the highlights of St. Peters. It is huge. It is elegant. It is yet another example of Bernini's incredible skill.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The Baldacchino is one of the highlights of St. Peters. It is huge. It is elegant. It is yet another example of Bernini's incredible skill.

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Sharon Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There is nothing small in St. Peter's Basilica, but even so, the baldacchino stands out for it's size. It's amazing.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Baldacchino is a huge art form of Bronze which covers St Peters Tomb area in St Peters Basilica. One can only be amazed at the collossal structure and it's fine art forms covering it

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Make sure you get very closr to the baldacchino to appreciate the canopy for the masterpiece that it is. Again, as with so many features of St. Peter's (interior volume, size of the statues etc) the size is hugely impressive, and not only that but the harmony and proportions fit the church exactly right. The columns are helical (more properly... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The arcitectonical significance and the line this piece creates from the heavens directly to Peters grave is really a marvel.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This marvelous structure sits on the main cross section of the basilica. Really stunning to gaze at the carved columns.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well, you may be amazed, and you can't avoid to see it when you enter this magnificent room, originally formed by Michelangelo as a greek cross, later changed by Maderna to a latin cross which was better suited for processions. And when you are tired by looking at all this baroque look up and enjoy the cupola from inside -... More 

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is amazing from both outside and inside. The art, the history the architecture and the atmosphere of reverence whether you are religious or not takes your breath away. There is even a distance line for other cities/churches around the world. The queues to get in are worth it as there is so much to see. There is the vast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This Bernini is a must see! Pictures do not do it justice. You can't possibly miss it, as it towers above everything else in the middle of St. Peter's.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My first sight of the canopy was when I entered the door of St. Peter's. I could see it far off in the distance near the end of the nave as a brownish black canopy being held up with 4 columns. This color was in sharp contrast to the surrounding lighter colors so the canopy really stood out. To further... More 

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

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