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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Excellent work!!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

There is so much to see in St. Peter's Basilica. Nonetheless, you must stop and pause to take in all the sites. This is one of the sites that you need to see and pause to take it all in. Once you do your appreciation will grow exponentially.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

When you first enter St. Peter's Basilica, you are met with the long nave of the church and the massive culmination under the dome that is Bernini's Baldacchino. As you approach, it just seems to get larger and larger and larger. It absolutely towers over everything in the Basilica and is clearly the main focal point to which all roads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is an awesome structure inside the church of St. Peter. You have seen photos of it - but seeing it in person is amazing. It is huge and dominates the apse area of the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Beautiful shrine to St. Peter centered under the large dome of the Basilica. The work by Bernini is magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As told in a 1976 article by Phillip Fehl, legend has it that a niece of Pope Urban VIII was having a difficult pregnancy. Bernini showed her face on the Barberini coats of arms on the column bases of the baldacchino. Her face becomes contorted as if in labor. The final coat of arms replaces her face with that of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I've wanted to see this since I was in high school and learned about Bernini in an English/art history class. It's so much bigger than I imagined! I really like the way the dome above it (with God the Father) is in line with the dove (Holy Spirit) on the underside of the Baldacchino, which is then over the altar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a beautiful shrine / chapel in the Vatican city it just makes it all fit together so well it really belongs in this awsome settimng

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