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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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Probably the Best 3 Euros You Will Ever Spend!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The battistero del Duomo di Padova is a small baptistery with an intimate feeling, and the detail, colours and stories of the frescos are wonderful. There are a couple of benches around the perimeter to make it more comfortable to look up. There is a 3 Euro entrance fee, and it's well worth it. Note that photographs are not allowed,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Fresco's are beautiful and definitely worth the time to wonder through, although photos are not allowed. Glad we had the time and took it here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Forget the refridgerated Scovegni Chapel - this is one of the most wonderful set of ancient frescos you could hope to find. Step through the tiny door into a dark and richly painted medieval glory. Seriously: make sure this is on your itinerary.!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautifully decorated with frescos on all walls, a real surprise after visiting the rather sober Duomo. Officially no photos allowed, which I wasn't aware off, but the guy present only at the end gestured that I should stop taking pictures of the wall paintings of this gorgeous monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The medieval frescoes are beautiful and well preserved; no photos allowed. The duomo next door is very plain.

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 (049) 656914
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua

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