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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” (129 reviews)
“her son” (40 reviews)
Chapel of the Pieta | Basilica Di San Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
+39 06 6988 1840
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such amazing talent, such emotion, such artistic construction from one solid piece of marble. One could gaze at this masterpiece for a long time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This depiction of Virgin Mary and Jesus is a masterpiece by Michelangelo, cut out from a single piece of marble. True beauty and amazing to see with your own eyes!

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife was just desperate to see this - the only sculpture signed by Michelangelo. Fabulous although you obviously have a fairly long queue to actually get in the Basilica before seeing it

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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't really see St Peter's Basilica without seeing La Pieta. Protected behind a glass wall, you can't get too close but you can still get a great photo.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We see now that the Vatican has taken more care to make sure there is no repeat of the guy who took a hammer to the statue. It is well protected behind a plate of what I can only guess is bullet proof glass. The...More

2  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Imagine for a moment that your Son has been murdered and you are able to care for his body: that is the emotion captured by La Pieta.

1  Thank carlaroelh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Except for it's history and renown, I doubt I'd be making much todo about this sculpture. Sure, it's good. Way better than I could do with a block of stone. But there are better ones. Even better Pietas.

1  Thank travelingd0c
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pieta is an exquisite monument to the love of the Blessed Virgin Mary for her Divine Son. She cradles His lifeless Body after His Crucifixion and before His Entombment.

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps most people know him for the Sistine chapel, Michelangelo was a sculptor first. And this is an excellent example of that work. As other's have said, it's a shame for it to have to be locked behind glass because of random idiots - but...More

2  Thank CPandBP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like statues this is worth seeing for the history as well as the iconography of it. Though, to be honest I like his other works more. Sorry Michaelangelo.

1  Thank aeiusa
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steven l
23 August 2015|
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Best Navona Suites provides a voucher for breakfast for each day of your stay that is presented to a small café about a five minute walk from your room. It is called Café Pasquino and serves a light breakfast with coffee or... More