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Baptistry

Piazza del Duomo, 35141 Padua, Italy
39 (049) 656914
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Ranked #9 of 81 attractions in Padua
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A great place to sit and contemplate beauty. It is especially nice when there are fewer people inside, so stay a while and wait for the few quite moments when you can take it all in. Move to various spots within the baptistry, so that you can experience the various views and the full experience

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England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is the small building next to the Duomo (which is relatively plain by Italian standards). The Baptistery costs 3euro to enter but it is the best 3euro you are likely to spend. The interior of the building is covered with an incredible number of frescos by Giusto de' Menabuoi. The building is quite high and so is a lot... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Early frescos, painted just 50 years after Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel, cover the walls. The man who sells the tickets inside the Baptistry is very knowledgeable and very willing to answer questions.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Absolutely beautiful, floor to ceiling frescoes. seating available so just sit and wonder ! Make time for this if nothing else (after the Giotto of course)

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Statesville, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

One of the highlights of a trip to Padova. Well lit and in remarkably good condition for their age. You could actually take photos.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A beautiful baptistry and you can stay as long as you like (even take some photo's). I enjoyed this very much. Lovely frescoes.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Artistically worth visiting and well worth the admission fee. Frescos in good condition or being restored

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Brussels
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101 reviews 101 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Next to the Duomo, which is not very spectacular, the Baptistry is impressively decorated with paintings by Giusto de Menaboi (12th century). It is undoubtedly a matter of taste, but some people feel this place is "even more beautiful than the Scrovegni Chapel" and certainly more accessible to visit, and the ban on photography is not taken too seriously either,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Unfortunately during our visit, the Baptistry is ( and I guess, will be for at least other 2 years ) under a massive restoration so we did not have the chance to admire it in its complete beauty. I was at least happy that the main thing I wanted to see was not covered by scaffolding or similar stuff. The... More

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Skierniewice
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Small but quite interesting place to see, some very interesting paintings, with original visual effects. If you are in Padua then worth to see.

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