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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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A masterpiece by Bernini at St. Peter's Basilica

Another of the incredible works you can see within St. Peter's Basilica is the Baldacchino (altar canopy) designed by Bernini between 1623-1634). This is an bronze and gilded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Another of the incredible works you can see within St. Peter's Basilica is the Baldacchino (altar canopy) designed by Bernini between 1623-1634). This is an bronze and gilded Baroque masterpiece found over the high altar and above the the tomb place of St. Peter. The Baldacchino is found right in the middle of the basilica so it is quite easy... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a place of reverence marking the spot where St. Peter was buried. This is truly memorable to note that this is the heart of Catholicism.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I wished I could have stood underneath this bronze canopy to get a close up of this Bernini masterpiece. Once you enter the cathedral, you are easily drawn into this superstructure that sits under the dome and apparently above the tomb of St. Peter. This is where the papal altar is located. According to our tour guide only the pope... More 

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El Fondo de les Neus, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Spend time studying this master piece , watch as the sun's rays move round , it is so stupendous and so over looked as visitors try to get every thing in their minds .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

If you are in the basilica then you can't help but see this structure. It's beautiful and a lot of bronze! Look carefully at the craftsmanship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Very stunning to see this in the centre of St. Peters. The work on the detail is amazing and the entire basilica is 'bought up a notch' by this monument - really does make the place special.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Make sure you book a guided tour so you jump the queue and have the benefit of the guide to explain everything to you. This will save you at least two hours of queueing. This is right in the middle of St Peters and the craftwork is outstanding. The whole experience is exceptional.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very stunning place to be.. İf the line is so long you may try a bit after but actually line moves pretty fast worth waiting if you re christian especially..

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The wood was made in detail with many intaglios! I liked very mutch the clock made from glass that let light from the sun come into the church!A fantastic work of art!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I read about this piece of art but nothing like being there. You can't believe your eyes. I was surprised by the beautiful black color and gold details. All the columns are twisted in a stunning way. It was built by Bernini just underneath the Miguel Angel's duomo. There was some structural problems when the structure was started, since Bernini... More 

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