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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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Great frescoes

Great frescoes. Note the baptistery opening times are NOT the same as the duomo opening times. Duomo itself fairly non- descript and not worth hanging around for if it is shut.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bath, United Kingdom

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great frescoes. Note the baptistery opening times are NOT the same as the duomo opening times. Duomo itself fairly non- descript and not worth hanging around for if it is shut.

Thank CatherineBath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not expecting such a collection of 14th century frescoes covering every surface. Amazing. For me, ranks alongside the Scrovegni Chapel and that is saying something. You can spend as long as you like looking, so be still and absorb!

Thank tonyc768
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's covered in the most amazing frescos, easy to visit, inexpensive and altogether a more pleasant experience than the bun fight at the Scrovegni Chapel.

Thank Jojo S
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Marvellous frescoes cover the Baptistry. No one rushes you so plenty of time to stop and stare. For the best views, take your binoculars as it's hard to see some of the ceiling paintings from the ground.

Thank Jeannie2207
El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This baptistery looked plain on the outside, but featured some beautiful art inside. Painted on the ceiling were many religious figures swirling about, like they were in heaven, and looking down at the mortals. There were benches against the walls, so you could admire the paintings from many different angles. There was no photography allowed.

Thank Laura H
Munchendorf, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

From outside it looks very simple, but if you enter the Baptistery its breath-taking. The old stone and bricks, the sculpures and the paintings - fascinating and awsome! A must see if you are interseted in historical buildings.

Thank enricoBeiWien
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

In a city that boasts the Scrovegni Chapel, these frescoes are under-appreciated. For a non-connoisseur, these are just as impressive, especially as you can enter without booking, stay as long as you like and pay only €3 with a good chance of having the place to yourself.

Thank Emily A
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you like art & paintings this is must see. Exterior is quite common, but once you enter the baptistery there is quite another story. All wals and ceilings are covered with supreme frescoes with biblical scenes. It is a small building but you can easily spen a lot of time inside admiring the art. Bonus: photography is allowed

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Lovely frescoes, chairs available so you can sit and admire them- needed at the end of a day's sightseeing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

When you walk on and see the detail of the fine artwork on the walls. You realise quite quickly that this is old. The paintings are dramatic and clear bearing in mind their age Would I go again, yes it's church painting at its best.

Thank Matthew P

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