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Battistero

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 835011
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$20*
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Ranked #4 of 43 Attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Well thats why we all go Pisa for Aint it ( for the first time visitor) to see these square and also the leaning tower . If you discover further you'll know much more interesting stuff about Pisa itself . This lovely country at the 12th century is actually a very rich country in its own because its located near... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Pisa Baptistery (and Cathedral & Tower) were truly amazing. The grandeur of the Cathedral, it's architecture and artwork were some of the best we had seen in Italy. The Baptistery was memorable, since we were lucky enough to hear the attendant chanting to demonstrate the acoustics of the building. Pisa was one of our favorite cities.

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Victoria Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is apparently the largest Baptistery in Italy which was begun in the late 1100s. It has got a double dome and the acoustics are great. There is a fee to enter and when it is busy the attendants shut the doors and demonstrate the echo. This is worthy of a visit and the fee to enter.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful round building where you can go up the gallery and enjoy a splendid view without having to climb the bell tower. Famous architecture.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The leaning Tower is in a large green area which contains several ancient buildings. this is one of the more impressive and worth a visit. Its not as packed as areas around the Leaning Tower and you can walk around at your leisure admiring the architecture.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We didn't get the opportunity to go inside unfortunately, but the outside is beautiful, very ornate. So many wonderful photo opportunities.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

People go to Pisa for the tower, but after seeing the baptistery and witnessing the beautiful acoustics, this should be the reason for people to go to Pisa! Every once a while someone from the staff will come inside the baptistery and sing. The acoustics in this building are just perfect. The interior is beautifully decorated and also on the... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

There is not too much to say about this baptistry. It is pretty plain on the inside. You can trek up the stairs to the balcony and look down. Be sure to stay for the guide who comes in about every 30 minutes to "sing" three notes, which, because of the echo, make a chord. The Duomo is free, but... More

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Pretoria
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is still a stunning building, with outstanding architecture, even when being renovated. We run out of time on our short tour of Pisa so did not get time to go inside. Which is also excellent from a previous trip, some years ago. If you catch the right angle this building also has a slight tilt!!!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lovely views from the upper levels of the cathedral and Tower. When we were there they also closed the doors and did a acoustic sample! It was beautiful. Very interesting architecture and lovely.

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