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Difficult to know what to say about St Peters and the square because so many fabulous things. This... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MalcH
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Marble sculpture

The tomb of Pope Urban VIII is located in St. Peter's Basilica. The marble sculpture on his tomb... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

This marble and bronze monument to Pope Urban VIII was created by sculptor Bernini to commemorate his sponsor who continued the construction of St Peter's Basilica. The pope is depicted in a commanding pose giving benediction with the figures of Charity and Justice at his side. The figure Death is shown writing the pope's name in the book of eternal memory. Great details are depicted in this sculpture.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is a big bold statue/monument of Pope Urban VIII, sculptured by Bernini, 9and assistants) that took twenty years to complete. It fits in quite well of the surrounds of the basilica. Definitely a must viewing.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

There is soooo much stunning beauty in St Peters Basilica, hard to isolate any one piece, and yet, the Tomb of Urban VIII stands out.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CodyMav
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

A monument to Pope Urban VIII composed by Bernini. It has a high white marble pedestal that supports a bronze sculpture of the Pope giving a blessing. The bees of the Barberini family coat of arms is displayed here while individual bees have been placed on the monument. These bees can bee seen throughout St. Peter's Basilica.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

everything at The Vatican is in great condition, little has been damaged over time, get a guided tour and it is very busy so be patient.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Dave1018
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