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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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Beautiful frescoes

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lynntravels83
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 July 10, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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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