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As you stroll thru St. Peter's you come upon the tombs of former Popes. It is then that you realize... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steve f
Liverpool, New York
white marble tomb

triangular shaped, this tomb of pope urban VIII is said to have been carved out by Bernini himself... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dishaa S
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you stroll thru St. Peter's you come upon the tombs of former Popes. It is then that you realize what a truly Holy olace this is!

Thank steve f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

triangular shaped, this tomb of pope urban VIII is said to have been carved out by Bernini himself and should not be mssed while vvisiting the basilica.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tomb of Urban VIII is situated in St Peter's Basilica. The statuary group is performed by Bernini. The bronze statue of pope Urban VIII is on a white marble pedestal. The two women represent Charity and Justice. Also appear a skeleton representing the Death.

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Reviewed 19 September 2018

The sculpturing is so very overwhelming. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into this monument.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 15 June 2018

This was a amazing piece of artwork - so much detail goes into all of these statues and amazing to see in person.

Thank rkidman
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Sculpture in white-grey marble of pope Urban VIII in lifestyle and life height; you see the sarcophagi in marble. See it near the front of the Basilica. Triumph of Bernini's art, this sculpture decorating the Pope's tomb seems almost living. Beautiful and shouldn't be missed....More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 4 June 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...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed 6 January 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.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 8 December 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.

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 29 November 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...More

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