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Battistero del Duomo

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 (049) 656914
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Giusto De' Menabuoi, 1376

Dedicated to John the Baptist the Baptistery of the Cathedral dates back to the 11th century however the spectacular frescoes were added in 1376. Together with Giotto's work the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter K
Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice Duomo, but Baptistery next door is very lovey and worth visiting. The church overlooks one of the many lovely squares in Padua

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dedicated to John the Baptist the Baptistery of the Cathedral dates back to the 11th century however the spectacular frescoes were added in 1376. Together with Giotto's work the Baptistery represents the highest pictorial cycles of the 14th century. The otherwise non descript exterior gives no clue at all to the magnificence of the frescoes inside. The dome, featuring a... More 

Thank Peter K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Splendid Frescoes by Giusto de' Menauboi, a capital work in the mural painting of the 14th century (1375-1378), depicting escenes from the Genesys, the Apocalipse and the life of St. John the Baptist. Recently restored.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We came up this walking around Padua. My husband was reluctant to go in but was amazed and stayed for ages. A beautiful quiet restful place to sit and enjoy the wonderful frescos. No photography is a bonus as you concentrate on enjoying the paintings. Only downside was other tourists not respecting the no photography signs.

Thank sparkyblb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This 12th century Baptistry is of small size and contains one of the most complete medieval fresco to survive in Italy. It was painted by Giusto de Menabuoi in 1378 and has been fully restored and looks absolutely stunning. This is a must visit in Padua. If you don't have tickets for the Scrovegni Chapel then come here. Fabulous frescoes.... More 

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Portland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The expanse of this space and acoustics are amazing. There was a service when we were there and the choir in one of the side chapels was amazing with the building acoustics. Enjoy the space and the frescoes around the walls. Photos are not a problem but I never use flash.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you don't have a ticket for the Scrovegni chapel or enjoy frescoes, this is a great place to go. Beautiful ancient frescoes and you can enjoy them as long as you'd like.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The Baptistry not only has the wonderful fresco but it also gives a better understanding of church architecture (octagonal etc.). The baptismal area also gets your imagination going as to what people used to do "Once upon a time."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

A 13th century baptistery with frescoes painted on all four walls and the domed ceiling, truly remarkable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Visit Basilica Antonio instead. Much more interesting than this large but not very ornate or particulars interesting.

Thank Charlie P

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