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Address: Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 6988 1840
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The best thing to see in Rome

Beautiful from outside and more beautiful from inside.A great view and a great feeling when you are inside.I would really like to go again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Malia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful from outside and more beautiful from inside.A great view and a great feeling when you are inside.I would really like to go again.

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing piece of artwork in the centre of the Basillica. Unfortunately when I went you couldn't get too close as it was a Sunday and they were setting up for mass but what a piece to behold. The sheer size and detail in the sculpture in unbelievable. Has to be seen to be believed.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bronze from the Pantheon mixed with Bernini's skills as a sculptor leave us in awe of this towering canopy above the Papal altar

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

My travel companion had been to St. Peter's Church 40 years ago for Christmas mass. She said it was amazing to return but the crowds have hugely increased. I don't remember half of what our guide talked about but it was amazing enough just to keep looking around. Definitely worth seeing.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I didn't have a guide but I can see how it was amazing to make the pope's throne and chair and have it surrounded with wooden columns, the work is fantastic you cannot miss that

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The cover over the altar of St Peters is the filling housing for the altar of St Peters. The bronze of the baldacchino is reputed to have come from the former bronze cover of the Pantheon roof. Upcycling Roman style.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

The altar is amazing. When your eyes see it it will take your breath away with its height and fine detailing.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is the largest Catholic Basilica in the world and is crammed so full of beautiful art and artifacts that it would take hours to do it justice. Just go and be amazed and awestruck.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Inside St. Peter's basilica is the amazing bronze baldacchino by Bernini. At 100,000 pounds it's said to be the largest, heaviest bronze object in the world. It rises over the papal alter and is to be amazed at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Clearly a masterpiece. It was just art, and I've never seen anything like it. It's massive and impressive, and I took a lot of pictures but I couldn't quite capture it's beauty.

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