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Battistero

Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126 Pisa, Italy
+39 050 835011
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Ranked #5 of 53 Attractions in Pisa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Shorewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

When you enter the walled Piazza die Miracoli you will see three massive white marble structures. The baptistry is the first structure you will come to. It is the more rounded structure with gorgeous Gothic, Romanesque, Byzantine arches, columns, and windows all the way around the massive structure. For 6 EUR we were able to enter both the baptistry and... More

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Next to the leaning tower of Pisa, you might be tempted to overlook this or not bother with it, but don't do that! It's beautiful inside and out. There are multiple styles here, Gothic, Romanesque, Byzantine. Allow yourself some time to walk all around it and do go in to see the pulpit. The chamber is accoustically perfect!

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Located in the same square as the famous tower, the baptistry also leans. This was included as part of our walking tour of PISA. It is an interesting facility with a remarkable demonstration of sound reverberation around its interior. As part of the historic glory of Pisa its construction is complementary to the cathedral and bell tower.

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Adrian, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

While the Battistero is not as ornate as Duomo, it is still worth a look inside. The spacious, almost cavernous, interior is beautiful in its own right and quite symbolic concerning the sacred rite of baptism in the Catholic Church. My colleague and I had a bit of a break from our activities in Pisa and wanted to pay a... More

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Larisa, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

another empty but beautiful building. Not worth 5 euros entry. I bought the compined ticket 8 e for 3 buildings.

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There are four main attractions in the Piazza Dei Miracoli. My personal favourie was the Battistero, or the Baptistry. It wasn't obvious to me that the Baptistry would also be a leaning building in the piazza, albeit not in the same direction as the tower. The Baptistry is a peaceful building, and the feeling of treading where people have walked... More

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

certainly more interesting to look at from the outside but do go inside. Climb the stairs to the first floor and wait. Every 15 mins or so one of the staff members sings to demonstrate the incredible acoustics of the building. Only sings for a couple of minutes but was truly mesmerising...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

.......just to gasp in awe at the pulpit carved by Nicola Pisano 800 years ago. Tip; climb to the second level and the are great views right over the piazza

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

go upstairs there is hole in net so you can take photos towards The Leaning Tower. Some interesting information inside and cooler than it was outside. Joined ticked bought in advance is better option !

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

9.21.2014 -- absolutely blown away by the dynamic acoustics. We lucked out being there just in time to catch the guard performing a series of vocal intonations. (Apparently done at intervals of every half an hour). We heard it from the gallery, peered down and was amazed at this lone man doing his magic. Wow! Stunning! Would have love to... More

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