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Battistero di San Giovanni

Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
0577 286300
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Ranked #9 of 57 attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Antalya, Turkey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Another interesting part of the cathedral visit, but again spoilt by staff that resent the visitor intrusion and one man in particular that acts like a teacher as if he owns the place!

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Hampshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It comes as part of the overall Duomo combined ticket but it is just one room at the lowest level so the atmosphere is not that pleasant and there is not a lot to see compared to the other sections.

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Pelotas, RS
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132 reviews 132 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful religious places I've seen. it's more beautiful than the cathedral itself. The full visit of the cathedral complex is worthwhile, but the baptistry, in my opinion was the best part.

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61 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If it was not that we had just visited the Siena cathedral which is out of this word I would have rated the baptistery even better, because it is gorgeous, it just happens that the cathedral es even nicer. Still you can not come to Siena and miss this beautiful and interesting building.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

From the cathedral, you have to walk down a staircase with a lot of steps. Ornately decorated. Mainly, one large room. A baptismal font stands in the middle with Donatello's work mounted on the base. Quiet must be observed. Only need about 15 - 30 minutes to see (not counting the staircase to reach it). Not crowded.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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156 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely paintings on the ceiling. Interesting marble and bronze in the middle of the baptistry. Combined ticket : see my review on Duomo, Biblioteca, crypt.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was such a lovely ornate building but don't overlook it when visiting the Cathedral. Fabulous font by Donatello, Ghiberti and Jacopo della Querica. Lovely paintings on walls

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Amsterdam
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Part of the ticket for the Cathedral, do visit the Baptistry (entrance at the back). Beautifully decorated, with interesting details.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I missed the baptistry so went back the following day. Its at rhe rear of dumo downthe stairs. Im glad I did as it is wonderful in there. This chamber was used for the whole town back in the olden times. Its amost 600 years old..just beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

will not take long but the ceiling, the baptistry, the art is just beautiful definitely with buying the combination ticket for the museum and coming into this room

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