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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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Bernini's Creations

Bernini's creations grace the Vatican, San Pietro and many other places in Rome. This Baldacchino is magnificent in scale and a credit to the artist!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bernini's creations grace the Vatican, San Pietro and many other places in Rome. This Baldacchino is magnificent in scale and a credit to the artist!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That Baldacchino di San Pietro we saw within the Basilica di San Pietro is one of the central artworks created by the very renown Italian Renaissance and Baroque masters. This one was the deed of the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini and is placed at the centre of the crossing and directly under the dome of the basilica. Otherwise called... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guide explained to us that this was added to so the altar was not "lost" in the giant basilica. To fully grasp the scale though you need to see this from above in the dome area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just don't like it . I think it's grim . And dark . And miserable. I'm sure that it's a wonderful technical piece of work but I wish they would melt it and put the Copper back where they stole it from - The Pantheon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most imposing piece in St Peter's with its bronze columns and huge canopy. A masterpiece by Bernini that is a must see. Entrance into the basilica is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is most important place in Vatican - like it's heart. If you come here - please pay respect to a founder of Church, stay few minutes in silent and feel the presence of Holy spirit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Altar piece is massive and had to be made oversized so that it was not dwarfed in the Altar area. This really is a huge Altar canopy that was designed by Bernini. It has amazing spiralling bronze columns. Just below the dome inside St. Peters Church in the Vatican City. Free of charge to enter and veiw on Monday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This structure is truly big. The setting and the structure is impressive and definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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