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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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Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 March 2004

I had the opportunity to see this amazing sculpture two years ago. I had seen it in books, but pictures cannot do it justice. The stone faces seem real, their clothes appear to flow, and it inspires both sympathy and serenity. My favorite piece of...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Upon entering St. Peter's Basilica, immediately to the right is the small chapel, which contains Michelangelo's masterpiece - La Pieta. This is one of the most important and popular monuments to visit inside St. Peter's Basilica, one of the reasons you come to see St....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Michelangelo sculpture, completed in 1499, resides within St. Peter’s Basilica and is located in the first chapel to right as you enter. The statue shows Jesus atop Mary’s lap after being removed from the cross. Due to vandalism, the statue now rests behind bulletproof...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La pieta, a work sculpture by michaelangelo is located in san peter basilica in rome. It is so amazing, i just stood an hour and watched the sculpture. Looks so real, so intense A must see in rome and in the basilica.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michaelangelo’s Pieta is one of the world’s artistic treasures. It is perfection and does not rely on visitors being art experts. Coming across it almost by chance as you enter St Peter’s Basilica is one of the delights of overseas travel. Being able to stand...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was stunning and almost made the 2 hour queue to get in worthwhile The most moving and impressive thing we saw in the Basilica

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michelangelo's Pieta is one of the many artistic treasures in the Vatican. Truly an amazing sculpture by the Master!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sculpture is more beautiful than in pictures and is behind glass but you can enjoy it with good access up to the glass railings. Done by Michelangelo who apparently was a loner and not know to be a very nice fellow.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is protected by a bulletproof glass. Maybe the biggest attraction of the St Peter’s Basilica. Telephoto lens (200-300mm) are recommended.

Thank József K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty of La Pieta defies description. A must see sculpture if visiting St. Peter’s Basilica. Simply beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one piece of sculpture that you should not miss to see when you are in St. Peter's Basilica. It's simply awe-inspiring and very emotionally moving.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a genius enfowed with multiple talents, Michelangelo's Pieta is a standing example of his exemplary creation. it is so lifelike that one can see the folds on the dkin, the folds on the garment, the veins in the hands and the pain and agony in...More

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