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La Pieta

Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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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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“behind glass” (146 reviews)
“her son” (41 reviews)
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Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This statue is beyond beautiful. I had a statue of the pieta when I was a child and always loved it. I always wanted to see the original and was finally able to and it is more beautiful than I could have imagined.

Thank mlarovera
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When you visit the Vatican, take the time to see this famous sculpture by Michelangelo. Situated in the corner and protected by glass, a masterpiece.

Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy this with someone observant and reflect on your experience over the course of a few days or weeks. My wife and I found the life-like (humanizing) proportions of the work, Mary’s youthful face, what is communicated by the upturned position of this mother’s hands...More

Thank jcoalterod
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully crafted sculpture. Detail is amazing. It's been set behind a structure to keep it safe as it was damaged by vandals in the past.

Thank tooshay33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to sound like a snob but you really can feel the emotion of this piece. If you’re into art (probably even if you’re not) it’s a must see!

Thank erin s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a man of genius could do this with a lump of marble. Only an artist of genius could convey emotion - loss, pain, pity, sorrow, maternal love - so completely.

Thank EdwinOddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few must see sculptures in Italy and this is definitely one. There are a few La Pietas around Rome and Florence but this is the one that you must see in the Basilica.

Thank TrvlsEatsExplrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small sculpture just accecible for looking through a glass protection. Great for your artistic valiew.

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical Museum - Carriage Pavilion at the Vatican is more than mesmerising. It contains saddles, carriages, automobiles and sedan chairs used by various Popes.

Thank Pallavi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most pure and unbelievable sculpture. It is so magnificent that you can stare it for hours. Located in the Basilica.

Thank SCFranklin
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