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Part of an amazing history

Difficult to know what to say about St Peters and the square because so many fabulous things. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MalcH
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Marble sculpture

The tomb of Pope Urban VIII is located in St. Peter's Basilica. The marble sculpture on his tomb... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult to know what to say about St Peters and the square because so many fabulous things. This marble sculpture marks the tomb of a former pope and is a reminder of the history not just of the square but Christianity as a religion.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MalcH
Reviewed November 29, 2018

The tomb of Pope Urban VIII is located in St. Peter's Basilica. The marble sculpture on his tomb was created by Bernini. An outstanding masterpiece not to be missed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed November 20, 2018

As part of all the marious sites in St Peter's it is hard to try to find the words the actually describe these sites.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mhoff1993
Reviewed November 2, 2018

As you stroll thru St. Peter's you come upon the tombs of former Popes. It is then that you realize what a truly Holy olace this is!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steve f
Reviewed October 31, 2018

triangular shaped, this tomb of pope urban VIII is said to have been carved out by Bernini himself and should not be mssed while vvisiting the basilica.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Tomb of Urban VIII is situated in St Peter's Basilica. The statuary group is performed by Bernini. The bronze statue of pope Urban VIII is on a white marble pedestal. The two women represent Charity and Justice. Also appear a skeleton representing the Death.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed September 19, 2018

The sculpturing is so very overwhelming. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into this monument.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martha1105
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This was a amazing piece of artwork - so much detail goes into all of these statues and amazing to see in person.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rkidman
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Sculpture in white-grey marble of pope Urban VIII in lifestyle and life height; you see the sarcophagi in marble. See it near the front of the Basilica. Triumph of Bernini's art, this sculpture decorating the Pope's tomb seems almost living. Beautiful and shouldn't be missed....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 838titusd
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This marble and bronze monument to Pope Urban VIII was created by sculptor Bernini to commemorate his sponsor who continued the construction of St Peter's Basilica. The pope is depicted in a commanding pose giving benediction with the figures of Charity and Justice at his...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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