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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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Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Despite the protective glass, roped off area and crowds of people, you can still get some beautiful photos and everlasting memory.

Thank FLnurseER
Reviewed 4 days ago

This stunning statue shows the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ following his crucifixion. It display's Michelangelo's skill as a sculptor, his preferred medium. It was stirring.

Thank I H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The original which is located on the right side just inside the Basilica is behind a roped section and then behind glass which disconnects the viewer or camera from the masterpiece. There are at least 2 replicas one of which is in the Museo Tresero...More

Thank Mick W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beyond description, a true masterpiece by an absolute genius. Despite now being fully protected after being attacked by an hammer wielding vandal in 1972 it still will enthral you

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needless to say this is an exquisite work of art. Unfortunately it is difficult to fully appreciate when gazing from a distance through thick bullet proof glass. For this, it was a little disappointing.

Thank VSfromVS
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's behind bullet-proof glass and a little far away sadly but you can still get the atmosphere of how special this is. Many years ago you could get up quite close. Ah well.

Thank 303racoon50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very moving piece of sculpture. To imagine, that this smooth form was chiseled out of rock is unbelievable. It is just amazing. One needs to see it in reverence and admire the way it has been sculpted out. Art students can learn loads from this....More

Thank EnakshiC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful to behold. So sad that now you have to view it at such a distance behind glass, since someone tried to destroy it with a hammer. This sculpture is another example of the genius of Michelagelo.

Thank 5Tish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was emotional to see this piece of art. It is the first idol on the right hand side as soon as you enter the main hall. You cannot miss it and you indeed won't as there's a lot of crowd in front of it.

Thank GauravAnand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s smaller than I thought it would be. It’s so incredibly beautiful. I cannot believe it was carved out of one piece of marble. Don’t miss it.

Thank Norman B
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Best Navona Suites provides a voucher for breakfast for each day of your stay that is presented to a small café about a five minute walk from your room. It is called Café Pasquino and serves a light breakfast with coffee or... More
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