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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 1840
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The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's...

The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.

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others have said most of what needs to be said about this must see masterpiece. The one thing I had not realised is just how young Michaelangelo was when he crwated this... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

others have said most of what needs to be said about this must see masterpiece. The one thing I had not realised is just how young Michaelangelo was when he crwated this masterpiece as an unkniwn sculptor. True brilliance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This statue is beautiful, but is now behind protective plexiglass due to damage done to it some years ago by a terrorist. While we were standing there to see it, we were accosted by a very rude local tour guide who yelled at us to get out of the way so she could bring her group through. We stood our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The old saying goes, Rome was not built in a day. So when you enter this amazing city you will understand by the amount of buildings, fountains, churches, steps going up, and steps coming down, that it took them many days to complete this out standing city. One thing I must mention is the amount of walking you will need... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy to have seen this though it was a little dark. It was my 2nd time to go to the Basilica but I don't remember seeing this during my first visit. Happy to finally see this in person!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were both delighted and saddened while viewing the Pieta. Delighted due to the sculptures beauty, saddened by remembering the whacko who damaged the sculpture years ago.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On previous visits, it seemed we were able to get fairly close to this wonderful work of art. Now, visitors are held back many meters, and the sculpture is behind glass. I suppose security dictates this, but what a disappointment. The best way of viewing it is now through the telephoto lens of a cameras. Photos are allowed. But I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you could see La pieta when you enter st.peter basilica. you can feel how amazing it is when you get there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a glass wall separating the art and.. The crowd but there is no story why and it is worth to know. In 1972 some crazy shoemaker was trying to destroy the sculptore with the hammer .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hole basicila di San Pietro is something magic, unusual, captivating. You are going through it and feel like some sort of esence are going through you, you feel so joyful while walking there and La Pieta is like cherry on top, magnificient sculpture, one of most recognized piece of art in the World

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After being wowed by the painting on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, experience the genius of Michelangelo as a sculptor, probably his greatest skill. Protected by glass after being attacked, this piece rivals David in Florence.

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