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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Saint Peters - What Else Can I Say?!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's important to see this only because of where it is placed - above the central altar of St. Peter's Basilica. You might think me a Philistine, but I appreciate most of the art at the Vatican, just not this. Too bad the Pope stole the bronze from the Pantheon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

That's the word...wow !!! Bernini's masterpiece simply captivates you the moment you set your eyes on the same. Situated right under the dome of St. Peter' Bascilica this canopy has to be seen to be believed. Even my younger kid, who is really hard to impress had a look of awe on this face. I recommend that no matter how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

it is hard to miss when you are inside St Peter's Basilica directly under the dome of the basilica. Designed by Bernini made out of Bronze. it is just impressive !!!!

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Bernini's bronze is spectacular, framing yet not overshadowing the altar. There is so much of Bernini here… the baldacchino, the colonnade, the piazza, the sculptures in marble that are here at St Peter's. What a prolific career. There can't be a "most impressive" piece because you can't compare the baldachin with the sculptures in the Borghese. But you should spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

An artistic masterpiece of elegant beauty. History which amazes you. It is unlike anything else you will see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Having seen this many times in books and photos I was not aware of the immenseness of the Baldacchino. Its columns offset the altar and the artwork surrounding it. It enhances the space so much. A work of great art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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

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