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Cremona Baptistery - Museum of Romanesque Stones of Cathedral

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Every day: from 10.00 to 13.00 - from 14.30 to 18.00. Full entry: € 3,00 Reduced entry : € 2,00 (school groups, children from 7 to 12, over 65, Welcome Card owner). The construction begun in March 1167. The dimensions are considerable: 34 m (111,55...more
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

I bought the combined ticket for the bell tower and the Baptistery, and headed up the tower first. The so called Torrazzo, is the third tallest brick tower in the world, and the oldest among those 3 towers. Completed in 1309 its height reached 112m...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

We visited the battistero with a joint ticket to the Torrazzo. The place is small but quite impressive, with a very peculiar shape and history. It can be seen in just 10 minutes, as the guy at the entrance of the Torrazzo advised us. Interested...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral was closed so we had some time before it open. Paid the small entrance fee and went in. For us to see a separate building for Baptism is unusual. The decor was interesting. Nice art

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I've seen plenty of towers and churches, but this was special. Used only for babtism ceremonies, but still so massive. The acoustics were really great. Well worth the extra 3€ to enter.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

It seems that many Italian cities compete with one another via their Cathedrals, Squares and Baptistries. Cremona does so too. Alas, its Baptistry is overwhelmed by its surrounding buildings. Yes, it is nice, but does not seem to this reviewer to be among Italy's most...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

The octagonal Baptistery is something special in Lombardi. This one is huge inside, built from brick. There is an altar, the statue of Gabriel from the top of the building and of course the marmor sacrarium.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Massive square with the cathederal and this tower next to it took some great photo's on a lovely evening.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

Northern Italy cathedral cities sometimes have octagonal baptistries. This one is exceptional, highlighted with marble from nearby Verona. A small fee is charged to maintain it and for a little more the visitor is able to climb the nearby tower. During our visit, a local...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 20, 2016

The architect of this baptistry of St John anticipated the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence by two centuries. The construction was started in 1167 in the Romanesque style. Originally it had 4 doors but only the northern door remains open. This leads...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

It is small and less, but very, very pretty. However its dimensions fit the smaller square. The real attraction is the Sitting in a cafe in the Piazza ...

Date of experience: June 2016
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