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Address: Piazza San Pietro | Basilica di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy
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Whilst you are in St Peter's you will see this as you spend time roaming about taking it all in. It is worth seeing if you are there as are all of the other things inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 18, 2017
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Brisbane, Australia

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the beautiful artifacts in St. Peter's basilica, this golden bronze tomb was rather spooky and made us feel uncomfortable. People were taking their time to take photos of the somehow frightening marble figures and discussing just how spooky this tomb is.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Whilst you are in St Peter's you will see this as you spend time roaming about taking it all in. It is worth seeing if you are there as are all of the other things inside.

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Very impresive and quite large sculpture tucked away in St. Peter's Basillica. I was lucky enough to see the piece with very little crowds. Difficult to get it all in one picture!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

A wonderful monument made in Bronze & Marble, which is unusual., This monument is of a former Pope, created by the famous artist Bernini. One has to see it to appreciate its artistic value. A must see when in the basilica.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

A tomb in honour of Pope Urban VIII which shouts "power" and commands respect at the same time. To be seen in person

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Tucson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a Bernini masterpiece. On either side of the Pope sit Charity and Justice. The Pope is giving a benediction. Death writes the pope's name in a book. The piece flows with such vitality, the characters could almost move freely (were they not bronze).

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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