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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini

Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Impressive and imposing. Still can't work out how this masterpiece was sculpted as it is enormous. Kudos to Bernini.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Great experience, I stood there looking at for a while, this master piece is one of the best bungs you can find inside at St. Peter's, simply fabulous.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

the "Baldacchino" is located in the exactly spot where St PEter was crucified (actually 15 meters or so below it, and you check his bones and this exact place if you book the Vatican Necropolis), and is so massive and astonishing that you might not want take your eyes off this gem for a while! In the afternoon, there is... More

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Tortona, Italy
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921 attraction reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The famous canopy of St. Peter, one of those attractions that are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime if you have the chance to come here inside the St. Peter Basilica, in fact it is kept inside the huge basilica. The positive aspect is that this is just accessible to all, it is free of charge and you... More

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New York City, New York
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The sheer beauty of this art is understated in the halls of the Basilica., Take time to view this masterpiece

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

St. Peter's Baldachin is the most gorgeous canopy in St. Peter's basilica. This mid 17th century Baroque canopy is about 20 meters tall (the sheer size of St. Peter's basilica makes it look much taller, though). While it's not possible to get under the canopy, simply gazing at this wonder is mind-boggling.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Baldacchino di San Pietro is an intricately designed work by Bernini which is outstanding but is overpowered by the magnificence of St. Peter's Basilica. You cannot get close enough to it to see the detailed work on the columns. It is a masterful piece of art by Bernini.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Take your time admiring this beautiful piece of art. The intricate details are breathtaking. It is very impressive because of its sheer size and beauty. But as the basilica is very huge, this looks very small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

This place absolutely blew my mind. The enormity of it was amazing enougg, but the intricate detail everywhere was breathtaking. I could probably have stayed there all day and just looked at it. Protip- I know everyone says to go super early, but we left the vatican museum around 1:30pm and literally waited in line for ten minutes for St.... More

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LEWES
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Such a huge masterpiece its impossible to take just 1 photo of it and appreciate the intricacies of the design, it will always amaze me how Bernini managed to do so much in one lifetime!!!!!

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