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

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It's just magnificent sculpture from Michelangelo Buonarroti. It's behind the glass, but it doesn't matter :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's just magnificent sculpture from Michelangelo Buonarroti. It's behind the glass, but it doesn't matter :)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I saw this 40 years ago and it even more stunning then I remember/ The staute is behind plexiglass but totally able to see and take pictures. 41 years ago some mentally unbalnced person took a hammer to the statue and they had to seal it behind glass.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A highlight for me. You have to wait your turn to see it but it is magnificent in person. Michelangelo created a masterpiece and you can feel the emotion of Mary. Crowds make it hard to see but it is absolutely worth a viewing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a line or stroke out of place. Breathtaking to behold in person. Michelangelo's genius is so evident in this sculpture. What a sight.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just inside the basilica of St. Peter and on the left is the most beautiful statue in Rome. The Pieta by Michaelangelo is encased behind a heavy glass barrier to protect it. I would go early to avoid crowds and view the statue front on and then from the left side to get a different perspective. This is a must... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing work. Wait as long as necessary for your turn to see this. Yes....its crowded...yes its be hind bullet proof glass....yes it is a life experience you can't miss. The picture I have submitted is the best I could do with my Nikon. I wish it could be better.

Thank James C
Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Words to not do justice to this masterpiece. Too bad that it has to be kept behind glass due to attacks. The quality of this piece is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At age 24, a young Michelangelo created this beautiful portrayal of Mary and Jesus. At age 60, it was another "La Pieta" in the Accademia Gallery in Florence that greets visitors. This earlier version shows a very youthful Mary (mother of a son aged 33) who should look mid-50's but doesn't). Michelangelo told his biographer, as well as a fellow... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seen this before but could not enjoy it. Could not get up to see it because of the crowds. People with selfie sticks or cameras of any kind should not be allowed. It's made a holy place feel like a narcissistic one!

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You could feel the emotion in this sculpture. It touched my heart and I felt the pain and love Mary had at that moment

Thank Suzette N

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