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Battistero del Duomo

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 39 (049) 656914
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Dazzling, beautiful art

This was a really wonderful surprise: a glorious vast mandala of frescos which we thought was the real treasure of the city (apart from the Scrovegni chapel).

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Allen C
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a really wonderful surprise: a glorious vast mandala of frescos which we thought was the real treasure of the city (apart from the Scrovegni chapel).

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seasoned visitors to Europe know that there are many opportunities to view fabulous frescoes from centuries past. I would rate those at this site as middle of the pack. Created in the 14th century by Giusto de Menabuoi, they tell many of the stories of the Old and New Testaments. The Baptistery itself is small, so it doesn't take long... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walls and ceiling are covered in artworks making this a spectacular place to visit. It is only small but especially elaborate. Located next to the Duomo it makes for an easy visit. Cost was 3 euros but worth every cent. The Duomo is free

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Giotto's chapel gets top billing in Padua. For artistic and historical reasons it should, but this little gem deserves more attention than it gets. Entrance is easy and cheap. In this intimate space, the frescoes envelop you. Non-catholics may want a guide to interpret the iconography. This is a must if you like frescoes.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Duomo and the piazza duomo are pretty places - not much to see on the inside, external view is enough. To be visited as part of city center walk, probably get a coffee in the nearby bars

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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Take time out to enjoy an intricate piece of artistic talent that has been preserved in Padova. The cost is 3 euro per person. We also listened to the recorded explanation in Englsh. Truly fascinating to see. We also saw a wedding take place here and was beautiful out our window!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is an amazing experience of frescoes. Just see my pics. You can see the whole Christian Theology express in Art.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Must see, beautiful place. Be careful with working hours as not everything is opened during the day. Inform yourself better than we did when we arrived.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Just to the right of the Duomo is the entrance of the Bassistero. No photos allowed. Beautiful frescoes cover the walls. Simple low entrance fee. No lines. Quiet place to sit and observe the magnificent work from hundreds of years ago. Sounds of the kids playing outside may never change in time.

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