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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
Phone Number: 390669881840
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Bernini was a master, no doubt

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Deep wood-toned hues suggest this could be wood and not bronze. But bronze it is, and gilded as well. Bernini's 17th century masterpiece announces (in this mammoth proportioned church) that a really important person lies under this altar. Here lies St. Peter, under the high altar, under this high canopy, and it is to him this church is dedicated. Just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bernini has a big contribution to Rome's history. The first glance, from a distance, comes across as a gigantic bronze structure. A closer look brings out the grandeur. One of the best works of Bernini.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The artistry of Bernini almost defies comprehension. The basilica is filled with so many beautiful works of art and this is the centerpiece. Awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 August 8, 2016

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 August 8, 2016

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 August 6, 2016 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 July 30, 2016

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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