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WOW. I mean, to see it in person is just breathtaking. The craftsmanship of these sculptures is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JanisN123
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Crown Point, Indiana
The last master piece from Bernini

This is one of the many work that Bernini created in the St. Peter's Basilica. It is a great... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
shaishavv
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mumbai
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In St. Peter's Chapel of the Sacrament is where Bernini's monument to Alexander VII is located.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW. I mean, to see it in person is just breathtaking. The craftsmanship of these sculptures is phenomenal.

Thank JanisN123
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is one of the many work that Bernini created in the St. Peter's Basilica. It is a great piece of work, which leaves you with a good impression of Bernini, the Baroque era and St. Peter's.Basilica. It is located inside the Basilica, you will...More

Thank shaishavv
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This was Bernini's last work. It was finished after his death. This elaborate and monumental tomb of Pope Alexander VII is situated in St Peter's basilica. Alexander VII might be fortunate that he had an artist such as Bernini alive during his lifetime to build...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This massive marble sculpture is located in St Peter's Basilica at the entrance to the papal crypts. It was Bernini's last and possibly best sculpture. It depicts the pope kneeling in prayer and an eerie skeleton, covered by a shroud, raising an hourglass representing death...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Pope Alexander VII wanted a monumental tomb to immortalize himself and commissioned Gianlorenzo Bernini. At the age of 81, this would be Bernini's last major sculptural commission before his death in 1680. However, construction of the monument didn't start until 1671 and was completed in...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

One of the major artworks to admire when inside St Peter's. However, when we went there it was fenced off so far out you could only see it from the side and from a distance. It doesn't do the genius of Bernini justice

Thank the_Devilyn
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Bernini's last stand (swan song) so to speak (he died at 81, not a bad trot) , designed by himself and finished by his school of sculptors. The intricacy/detail is exquisite.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

ever if you are not religious take the time to look into the face and look at the emotion and hand positions, it is very captivating.

Thank Dave1018
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Monument to Alexander VII was the last masterpiece of Bernini. It is a marble statue of The pope, kneeling in prayer, when the sudden appearance of Death, who, raising a heavy pall, brandishes an hour-glass to indicate that time has passed. The four statues...More

Thank lollygal
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is the most breath taking sculpture I've seen so far in all of my trips. Just check it yourselves.

Thank Yiannis C
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