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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini

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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Great thing to see when in Rome. Free of charge and beautiful. Check out to art and architecture. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great thing to see when in Rome. Free of charge and beautiful. Check out to art and architecture. :)

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive and beautiful as everything inside the church! When we visitedvl the access to it was blocked

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Baldacchino is a canopy that sits in the centre of St. Peter's Cathedral. It is grand and stunning, and it immediately catches your eye when you enter the Cathedral. I spent a few minutes standing there and observing the craftsmanship. Beautiful!

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning canopy over the main altar in St Peters. It is a fantastic work of art and I'm delighted I got the chance to see it for myself.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This structure is truly a work of art in it's own right. Located over the alter of Peter. It catches your eyes and leaves you simply amazed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bronze canopy, called a baldachin, over the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy. The baldachin is at the centre and directly under the dome of the basilica. Sculpted by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, above the place of Saint Peter's tomb underneath it is an amazing piece.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ornate and massive structure that draws attention the moment you enter the Basilica. The history of its construction (and material source) is interesting. Do yourself a favor and try to read about the Baldacchino before visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ' Baldacchino ' is a large Baroque sculpted bronze canopy which covers the main altar in the centre of the Basilica of St Peter. It is another architectural marvel found inside the basilica. The baldacchino is at the centre and directly under the dome of the basilica. Designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The Baldacchino over the main altar in the Basilica of St. Peter is a marvelous creation of the human mind for the glory of God. The entire structure is marvelous and awe inspiring, the perfect setting for the worship of our creator and Lord!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is the Popes alter, a Bernini sculpture. Large and quite different to the art in the rest of the Bacilica. Very special, beautiful.

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