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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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Surprisingly beautiful frescos inside next to the from the outside unfinished looking Duomo.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were in the tiny baptistery when a party arrived to baptise an infant. We were encouraged to remain and were able to continue looking at the beautiful paintings and watch a moving service at the same time

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Little but full of beautiful afrescos is on the side of the Duomo wich has little interest itself. We had to wait outside as a marriage was going on. The visit was quite short as it's a small place, but worth a look

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The cathedral is fairly plain so it was a surprise to see these wonderful paintings in the Baptistery. Glad we made the effort as it was late in the day and a thunderstorm was in full flow so we were tempted simply to head back to car. We could have missed something special. A little dark at the time of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

These images are some 50 years later than the Giottos at Scrovegni. The emphasis on perspective is even more pronounced, but the period preoccupation with the mortification of the flesh and the almost charicatured facial expressions lend extra drama to the telling of the Christian story. Ascending as they do towards the apex of the dome and the Christ figure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A beautiful place, that tells the stories from the Bible. Especially great for those interested in such wall paintings. There is an audio guide (for 1 euro) in english explaining the history and purpose of the Baptisery. The entrance is 2 euro.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was closed at my time in Padova, because all the Cathedral was in Renovation, and at that time, as usual in Europe, they close to lunch, even to visit that litlle back curch Chapel. You must turn ALL over the building, to find a closed door, between 12 and 15: 30 PM. Not even think at this hours. Schedulle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Just take the time to soak in the marvelous art work. Seats available to sit on either side and view the paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The frescoes on the walls and ceiling are beautiful, in excellent condition. The building is small enough for you to see everything. Also, photos, without flash, are allowed which is unusual and welcome! Next to the Duomo which is very plain in comparison to this painted wonder. Included in the Padua card which covers lots of great sights in the... More 

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

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