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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 286300
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Worthwhile if you have the Opa Si pass

Admission to the Baptistery is included in the Opa Si and Opa Si plus passes (plus pass gets you into everything in the Opa Si pass plus the Porta del Cielo tour of the duomo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Admission to the Baptistery is included in the Opa Si and Opa Si plus passes (plus pass gets you into everything in the Opa Si pass plus the Porta del Cielo tour of the duomo roof). The Baptistery is under the church (apparently it was used as part of the foundation so they could build a bigger church on such... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As a part of the Siena cathedral we made our way to the battistero. The detail & pure beauty of this place will never leave my memory. It was so beautiful words can not describe it. A must see as a part of the Siena sights !

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a really beautiful place. Inadvertently, we left it until last of the parts of the Duomo to visit and it is full of wonderful things. My advice would be to buy an all inclusive opa plus pass including the Porta di Cielo- which was another of my favourite places, up above the nave.

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Aviano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

As you can see this was a beautiful building, the colors on the walls were amazing and the history is over whelming! Make sure you take a look at it

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The most redeeming quality of this Baptistery is that it is included in the 12 euro 'Opi Pass' - a multiadmission ticket to the cathedral and contained piccolomini library, baptistry, crypt and museo dell opera. It's small and contains a few simple frescoes. In another location this may be worthy of acclaim but in it's present location next to the... More 

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Cisano sul Neva, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An Italian masterpiece of Art. You must visit it and admire one of many great monuments who are in Italy...You'll love it, I'm sure.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Maybe we were just tired but after being in the Cathedral next door, this felt very small and underwhelming. It's pretty but we ended up leaving after a short 15 min visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We bought the one pass to view the Duomo, crypt, battistero, and museum. The art is impressive--read up on it before you go so you can understand the full scope of what you're seeing. I wouldn't see this on it's own, but in conjunction with everything else, it was good to pop in and walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

While it is hard to rate attractions, I think that this was my favorite church attraction in Italy. It is small, but so vibrant and full of stories painted all over the walls and ceilings.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Part of the combo ticket to the cathedral. The baptistery is actually attached to the back side of the church, not a separate building, so we passed it by accident. Look for the intimidating stairs! Worth seeing, but not a must if you are pressed for time.

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 286300
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena

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