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This sculpture of Alexander VII by Bernini is incredible. A real labour of love. If you miss... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

Of all the monuments to see within St. Peter's Basilica, save La Pieta, I found myself looking at... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Central Florida, Florida
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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 4 weeks ago

This sculpture of Alexander VII by Bernini is incredible. A real labour of love. If you miss everything else (which would be a shame) make sure you see this and the Pieta.

Thank Maloudja
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Of all the monuments to see within St. Peter's Basilica, save La Pieta, I found myself looking at this one the longest. An unbelievably beautiful monument.

Thank C T
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Like pretty much everything in the Vatican, this is once again another example of perfection. Bernini's work is truly without fault and this is another example of that especially as it was his final piece. It is worth stopping by for a minute or two...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

An amazing & artistic sculpture done by the famous artist Bernini of Pope Alexander VII. This monument is also the last assignment by Bernini before his death. The sculpture has a story behind it, so it is better to look up the Internet, or take...More

Thank DilrukshiH
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is just one of the fine, elaborate, life-like tomb sculptures by Bernini that commemorate various popes within St Peter's Basilica. Not only is it noteworthy for the way the sculptor renders various cloth textures and movements but at this tomb Bernini also depicts a...More

Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 12 July 2016

worth stopping by for a few minutes to enjoy the beauty of art that is this monument. Great detail -so much to see. wonderful work of art

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Simply amazing. Just spend a couple of minutes there to admire the attention and care to the detailing of the marble "fabric"

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a massive sculptural funerary monument in St. Peter's Basilica designed by the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The pope sits above, in prayer; below him are female figures representing virtues. Death, however, steals the scene: a gilded skeleton, its face covered by a billowing...More

Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The tomb of Pope Alexander VII is one of the finest works by Bernini. The tomb is supported by four female figures, the front two represents Charity with a child in her arms and Truth whose foot rests on a globe over England and the...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Each papal monument has its own atmosphere, but this is a creation of immense proportions. The lifting of the marble sheet by the skelelon of death send shivers down the spine.

Thank Kevin H
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