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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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  • Average3%
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“papal altar” (10 reviews)
“focal point” (6 reviews)
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Basilica di San Pietro | Piazza di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
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+39 06 6988 1840
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"papal altar"
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"pope urban viii"
in 6 reviews
"focal point"
in 6 reviews
"barberini family"
in 4 reviews
"solomon's temple"
in 3 reviews
"beyond comprehension"
in 3 reviews
"main altar"
in 6 reviews
"saint peter"
in 8 reviews
"inside st"
in 5 reviews
"sheer size"
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"visit st"
in 4 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 6 reviews
"canopy"
in 50 reviews
"bronze"
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"structure"
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"centerpiece"
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Located above st.peter grave himself this huge thing is built that defies logic. How could this be built. maintained and engineered?! Mind blowing

Thank Miki F
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A truly beautiful piece of artwork that is the centerpiece of St. Peter's Basilica. Like everything in this church its a must see in and of itself.

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

THIS IS A MUST SEE for everyone not only 4 those who believe. ITs just a spectacular piece of art...the whole church is just jaw dropping. If in Rome... must see.. if not ure just dumb =)

Thank B J
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This enormous bronze sculpture is situated right below the dome of St. Peter's basilica, on top of St. Peter's tomb. It is a work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who did a lot of sculptures all over Rome, but this pretends to be his greatest work....More

Thank Milen D
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

When visiting St Peter's Basilica it will be difficult to miss this huge and impressive bronze and gilded canopy commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and built by Bernini in 1634. It is located right under the Basilica' main dome designed by Michelangelo and above the...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

As you visit St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, you will come across this imposing work from Bernini. It is a large bronze canopy over the tomb of St Peter. It was crowded at the time I visited, so it was difficult to appreciate it.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

A Masterpiece. Was at lost for words at how impressive it was. This is a experience that I am sure I will never forget.

Thank Romayne s
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Pictures do not do the Baldacchino justice. To stand at the foot of this beautifully carved Bernini structure gives the sense of scale that is needed to truly appreciate this piece of art.

Thank valrn2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

You will not miss this canopy in St Peter's. It is truly an impressive feature within the Basilica and gives you the opportunity to see Bernini's contribution the magnificence of the space.

Thank WanderingOso
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This is a large sculpted bronze canopy by Bernini built over the tomb of Saint Peter. You won't miss it when you visit St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. It is right under the big dome designed by Michelangelo and is at the very end...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
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Response from RLWOrangePark | Reviewed this property |
My only guess is that they were either having a special event or they were working on it. There were no such barriers when we were there in May.
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