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Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini

Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bronze baldachin is not the best work of G. L. Bernini. Altar in this church is hidden under huge cupola and far from visitors. Bronze form can’t make real feeling of the most important place of the church.

Thank Miha P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like everything in the Chapel, the size and detail of the Baldacchino is awe inspiring. It is a beautiful work of art.

Thank alawyer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful piece, (another Bernini), definitely makes it worth the queue. it was nice to walk around gazing in awe.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Baldacchino di San Pietro is located at the front of St. Peter’s Basilica, and is virtually the centerpiece of the entire building. Peter is said to be buried many stories beneath this ornate structure. If you choose to pay to climb to the top...More

Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Consider the time in which this was made and the fact that it is bronze. Amazing. Worth going thru the security to see it

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Mr. TwoInMaine spent 15 minutes by the Benini altar and baldachin. I circled it slowly from a distance of 20 feet or so, looking at it from the outside (you get the big picture as you walk down the nave). Then I circled it slowly...More

Thank twoinmaine
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Another Bernini masterpiece in Rome. All of St. Peter's is magnificent, but this particular altar really shines. It's so intricate, detailed, and stunning.

Thank laneybelle
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The central part of Saint Peters Basilica is the high alter canopy it is the holy resting place of Saint Peter. It is a beautiful masterpiece designed by Bernini in a Baroque style laden with gold and marble.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Stunning architecture, history and nothing short of memorable! No matter if your Catholic or not, its a monument to faith.

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Everywhere you go in Rome you will find Bernini. Rome was this guy's tour and he must have had great time management skills because he got so much done including this centerpiece of St. Peter's which is supposedly above where St. Peter is buried.

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