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Address: Piazza San Pietro | Basilica di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Another Bernini masterpiece

Well worth having a look at while you are in St. Peter's, if the whole experience has not already overwhelmed you. This monument is an interesting composition in bronze and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016
BeatiMundoCorde
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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Well worth having a look at while you are in St. Peter's, if the whole experience has not already overwhelmed you. This monument is an interesting composition in bronze and marble. Note to readers: many of the photos listed here for this attraction are not of the tomb of Urban VIII at all. In fact, most appear to be of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

wow- what a work of art. Such detail went into this tomb. Truly a wonderful site. Stop for a few minutes to observe. You will certainly be impressed. I was!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This intricate and detailed tomb is one of the beautiful tombs to see inside St. Peter's Basilica. Don't miss it!

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Brevard County, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The architectural design and detailed artwork on and around Pope Urban's tomb is of excellent quality. Very fine craftsmanship. The tomb is transparent and the remains of the pope are on display. Amazing sculptures.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

It was so good that we were allowed to take photographs in The Basilica, as this was such a magnificent piece of sculpture.

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Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

it's amazing TOMB, you can see the "POPE" in the transparent glass. you can also pray and see the architecture design around the tomb.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

No-one could capture feelings like Gian Lorenzo Bernini. His interpretations within Sculptures capture the personality of the subject as well as their actual likeness. Within the Girl looking up you find the look of reverence and admiration. What an Honour for any Man of Ecclesiatical High Office to be immortalised by a Sculptor of such consummate Skill.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Pope Urban VIII continued the building of the Saint Peter’s Basilica, started by Pope Julius II. As a part of the interior design, Bernini designated a tomb of the Pope. It is a magnificent bronze and marble structure, a true masterpiece by the great master.

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Windham, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

It is tough to pick a few things and explain why it is important to see and visit them. Take the time and see aall you can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Triumph of Bernini's art, this sculpture decorating the Pope's tomb seems almost living. Beautiful and shouldn't be mssed

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