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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: 390669881840
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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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A Michelangelo Masterpiece

This chapel is very special to me. In 1972, when I first visited as a college student, an American had smashed the sculpture so it was closed off. It is wonderful to return and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This chapel is very special to me. In 1972, when I first visited as a college student, an American had smashed the sculpture so it was closed off. It is wonderful to return and to marvel at the beauty of the sculpture, which no photo could do justice. The sculpture is behind a clear partition now for protection. The chapel... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just to your right as you enter St. Peter's, the statue is now behind safety glass after a deranged young man many years ago took a hammer to the statue. The statue speaks in strong terms of the love and bond between a mother and her son - a bond Michelangelo never had as a child.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another Michelangelo master piece and one of only 100s of works of art displayed in the Basilica. The figures look like they could move.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought Forth from a single piece marble by Michelangelo. A masterpiece, work of one of the greatest artists the world has ever known. It resides to the right side inside St Peter's Basilica. You can't miss it.

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Walks of Italy guide gave us some history on this beautiful piece and we were able to get close enough for photographs

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So while being within the San Pietro Basilica, we just couldn't admire enough looking at such beauty and variety of artworks. Among them especially distinguished the Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, called The Pieta. What is astonishing is that this sculpture was made of one piece of Carrara marble and lines, curves and shapes of the bodies of Virgin Mary... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to believe that Michelangelo was only 24 years old when he created La Pieta. To see it up close gives you the chance to see the fine detail carved into the marble, it is so lifelike. The statue is set behind a protective clear wall but you can still get some really good pictures, even if it's crowded,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go see this as you enter St. Peter's, it by the entrance on the right hand side, but beware of the huge crowds! It is absolutely beautiful and is the only piece ever signed by Michelangelo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful sculpture, the details are amazing. You need to be patient to be able to admire it since the area is always crowded but it is well worth the trip.

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Ouderkerk aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is beautiful art. Michelangelo was a star. There is a copy inside the Vatican which you can get closer to and see the detail with which this was made. Really phenomenal. It is inside St. peters so you can see the original behind glass for free.

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