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Baptistery of the Cathedral

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 (049) 656914
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Beautiful art; not crowded

This small facility was entirely covered with Giottesque frescoes in the late 14th century. Because the patron who commissioned it was a woman, the wife of the ruler of Padua in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Overall Padova was shown to be an interesting city. University, religious architecture, food and wine was excellent. Great way to live in Padova and visit Venice for a day or two. Easy to catch a train to Venice. Great historic dight. enjoy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If your short of time then you could give this one a miss Very splendid murals and a decorative font BUT compared with Palma and Ravena it fall a little short.The rest of the Church is also very understated and well worth a quick step inside . lots more to see in Padua so if short of time I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This small facility was entirely covered with Giottesque frescoes in the late 14th century. Because the patron who commissioned it was a woman, the wife of the ruler of Padua in that period, and the matriarch of the Carrara clan, the stories depicted here focus the life of the Virgin Mary and her motherhood. They are quite easy to see,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another great option for a quick visit to see amazing frescos in Padua. No queues in August which was great. A few euros to get in but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Padova offers art lovers the delights of Giotto's frescoes in the Capella degli Scrovegni, but often after lengthy queues on busy summer days. The Battistero offers the masterful 14th century frescoes by Giusto di Menabuoi for almost no waiting. Worth just a few Euros (discounts for pensioners and students) to linger on a seat and absorb the details of numerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Historically and artistically speaking these fourteenth century paintings are priceless. The Lady who initiated the works, Fina di Pataro Buzzacarini - the wife of the Lord of Padua, is buried here. Though the Baptistry building was completed in the second half of the 1200s Fina died in 1378. The next door Cathedral was commenced in 1551 and was said to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Located next to the Duomo, this 13th century small building's walls and ceilings were painted by Giusto de' Menabuci who was a follower of Giotto. The frescoes are quite beautiful, far better than those contained in the Duomo. There are some benches around the walls where you can sit and admire the paintings for as long as you wish. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very nice well worth a look, spent about 1 hr inside that was plenty of time to take it in, caught the local bus from the hotel there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The big ticket sight in Padova is the Scrovegni Chapel and while it does deserve the praise, the painted walls of the Duomo's Baptistry in many ways outshine its more famous neighbour. There is much more time to study the art (no time limits) and you can sit down to take it all in. The Baptistry is not to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Unbelievably peaceful place to just sit in one of the chairs provided and contemplate the beautiful frescoes all around, appropriately lit. Beautiful

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