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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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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 masterpiece

Beautifully carved by Michaelangelo at just 25, this is such an atmospheric piece. Now protected by Perspex you can still appreciate the splendour of the craftsmanship. There is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautifully carved by Michaelangelo at just 25, this is such an atmospheric piece. Now protected by Perspex you can still appreciate the splendour of the craftsmanship. There is also a cast in the Treasury of the Basillica which you can get a little closer to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This priceless piece of art is worth a visit. Located at the back of St. Peter's Basilica, it's one of the church's prime attractions. I first saw it as a child at the NY World's Fair, and have seen it multiple times at St. Peter's. It's behind protective glass/plastic because some nut tried to destroy it years ago, so you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't a fan of St. Peters, and it's extremely hard to get close to this Pieta because there are so many people near it, but it truly is a masterpiece of the highest order.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The work that inside St. Peter's Basilica is almost immediately proposed to the visitor's eyes is this piece of white Carrara’s marble, a work that seems to live before those who admired astonished. I believe that everyone has read about this sculpture on schoolbooks, seen movies, or television dramas describing how it was born from the hands of the immense... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most beautiful sculpture Michelangelo ever made. I first saw it at the 1994 at the New York worlds fair, since then it was hacked up by some lunatic, but it looks just as beautiful today!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss this sculpture by Michelangelo if you happen to tour St. Peter's Basilica on your own. True, like the Mona Lisa, it's had to be encased in bullet proof glass to protect it. But it's worth the view. This is one of Michelangelo's earliest sculptures. Per our tour guide, Michelangelo went incognito to view the sculpture to hear what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is everything people say it is...magical, intriguing, historical, awe-inspriring. And more than that-accessible. You can come very close to it physically and the lighting is breathtaking. I believe it to be a must see. For art lovers and devout followers alike, it is precious. WORTH seeing. There were a lot of people there on a chilly February day, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I must say the very first time I saw this sculpture it totally brought me to tears. I have had the wonderful,pleasure of standing before this magnificent piece of art 5 times and it never gets old. Do not enter St. Peter's without having a look at this marvelous sculpture my Michealgeo!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are several Pieta's in different places around the world. THIS one is the first of a series done by Michelangelo, and it is the original. It's under thick, heavy, bullet-proof glass and not in the thick of traffic, (the first chapel on the right as one enters the basilica) but it is worth finding. There is no doubt about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a little hidden away to the side of the chapel, but so huge. It's behind bulletproof glass but you can still get reasonably close.

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