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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 390669881840
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Impressive Bernini

I don't know how many times I've already mentioned that Bernini is great. Sculpture after sculpture, yet a surprise again. St. Peter's Baldachin is a huge bronze canopy placed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
AleaUn
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Belgrade, Serbia

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know how many times I've already mentioned that Bernini is great. Sculpture after sculpture, yet a surprise again. St. Peter's Baldachin is a huge bronze canopy placed over the altar in St. Peter's Basilica. The altar is with the baldachin, and the work represents a spot over St. Peter's tomb. Very detailed and breathtaking.

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as I walked in I felt small. The sheer size of everything in here is huge. The most impressive thing is the amount of detail that was carved into the alter in the middle, is simply mind blowing.

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Thank eric F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is an impressive piece of art and religion. The piece is much bigger in person and very ornate.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Take your time to admire this beautiful piece inside St Peters Basilica. One of the highlights of our Rome trip.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Even as a non christian I was really impressed by this masterpiece of art and history in the inner of the dome.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We visited the Baldacchino di San Pietro on our tour of St. Peter's basilica. On this occasion the tomb was closed for security reasons. Perhaps it will reopen at some future date.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

In St. Peter's Basilica this work of art is truly and simply magnificent! The attention to detail is phenomenal and it has great beauty! We had the opportunity to snapping a few good pictures but this will remain in our for a long time!!!

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Thank BarkShadeau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Simply magnificent with the ornate work, the marble, the crypts, etc. This is a must see while in Rome.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Art, culture and Christianity in one - at their best... and costs nothing to enter... Head to the Basilica early to avoid long lines... Will be back for sure...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This structure frames the alter of the Basilica. It's a beautiful structure and one that is appropriate to its surroundings.

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