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Address: Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 1840

The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's...

The most beautiful work inside St. Peter's Cathedral is Michelangelo's famous La Pietà, considered by many to be the most moving piece of sculpture ever created.

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ingenious Michelangelo

One of the great works of the ingenious Michelangelo. Unfortunately, it is protected behind glass and is viewed from a distancе.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to say that I am really annoyed at the man that tried to destroy this beautiful work of art around forty? years ago because now it is behind glass and you do not get the same impression of it when you look at it. As our guide told us, it is the only piece that Michelangelo ever signed... More 

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Fort Worth, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The crowds in all of Vatican City sometimes make it difficult to see. At just over five feet, I could barely see this amazing statue, even holding up my camera and looking at the viewfinder. I suppose if you weren't with a tour and had the time, you could get as close to the glass as you want, but I... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the great works of the ingenious Michelangelo. Unfortunately, it is protected behind glass and is viewed from a distancе.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

what can you say about this fantastic piece except bravo. Fortunately most people take a look and a picture and leave so you can really spend a little more time to really appreciate it

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is INSIDE St Peter's Basilica, so you need to queue to get into the church first. Once inside, this is on the right hand side - and loads of people pushing to get to the front for pictures - so be prepared/patient. Unfortunately behind glass, but it doesn't really affect the viewing/photo-taking.

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Sandy, Utah
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can only see this at a distance due to the glass so it's a bit hard to appreciate. Still worth seeing of course if you're already in the Basilica.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much like the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, this statue (although great) is somewhat spoiled by the throngs of people around it taking cellphone pictures. That being said, its easy to find (right inside St. Peter's to the right) and worth a look.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was unbelievable and definitely a must see when you go in the basilica. My kids loved to see La Pieta in person.

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South East England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To think the genius that was Michelangelo was so young when he produced this masterpiece. It has emotion and realism in every part. Created with passion for generations to appreciate.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This statue was completed at age 23 from a single block of marble. He was given a difficult time because he styled the Virgin Mary to be larger than Christ. This was done to show the importance of her saying "yes" to being the mother of Christ.

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