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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini

Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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  • Average3%
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“papal altar” (10 reviews)
“focal point” (6 reviews)
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Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 1840
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"papal altar"
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"pope urban viii"
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"focal point"
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"barberini family"
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"beyond comprehension"
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"saint peter"
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"main altar"
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"intricate details"
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"sheer size"
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"take your time"
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"awe inspiring"
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"canopy"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

THIS IS A MUST SEE for everyone not only 4 those who believe. ITs just a spectacular piece of art...the whole church is just jaw dropping. If in Rome... must see.. if not ure just dumb =)

Thank B J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This enormous bronze sculpture is situated right below the dome of St. Peter's basilica, on top of St. Peter's tomb. It is a work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who did a lot of sculptures all over Rome, but this pretends to be his greatest work....More

Thank Milen D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting St Peter's Basilica it will be difficult to miss this huge and impressive bronze and gilded canopy commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and built by Bernini in 1634. It is located right under the Basilica' main dome designed by Michelangelo and above the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you visit St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, you will come across this imposing work from Bernini. It is a large bronze canopy over the tomb of St Peter. It was crowded at the time I visited, so it was difficult to appreciate it.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Masterpiece. Was at lost for words at how impressive it was. This is a experience that I am sure I will never forget.

Thank Romayne s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pictures do not do the Baldacchino justice. To stand at the foot of this beautifully carved Bernini structure gives the sense of scale that is needed to truly appreciate this piece of art.

Thank valrn2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

You will not miss this canopy in St Peter's. It is truly an impressive feature within the Basilica and gives you the opportunity to see Bernini's contribution the magnificence of the space.

Thank WanderingOso
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This is a large sculpted bronze canopy by Bernini built over the tomb of Saint Peter. You won't miss it when you visit St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. It is right under the big dome designed by Michelangelo and is at the very end...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Bernini's masterpiece is one of the key parts of St. Peter's Basilica. I was impressed by the fact that the columns were full of bees (a symbol for the Barberini family)

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Impressive work by Bernini. The Baldacchino di San Pietro is inside the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican, really fantastic work of the famous artist. Will not miss it when visitig the Basilica St. Peter

Thank Jivko V
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