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Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)

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Address: Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
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A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by...

A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.

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Splendid structure!

An impressive structure, we wandered around this beautiful baptistery surprised at just how big it was. Hardly any crowds, only a couple of tour groups who whizzed in and out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An impressive structure, we wandered around this beautiful baptistery surprised at just how big it was. Hardly any crowds, only a couple of tour groups who whizzed in and out again like a whirlwind, but then there is so much more to see in Florence. Well worth the half hour, or so, we spent there and part of the combination... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was amazing to stand in this Baptistery and think about all the great people that were baptized there. No crowd when we were there. I just wanted to stay and soak it all in. I had also just read the book, Inferno, which had scenes here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to overlook the small building near the soaring Duomo. We went inside since it was included with out Duomo combo tickets and it was impressive. There is a lot of history in this small place- Dante and other well-known Florentine people were baptized here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible building. Don't overlook it just because it is smaller than the Duomo. The tiled floor had so many different patterns. The ceiling is stunning. So much history and importance for a modest sized building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never actually been inside, but as a lover of art history the main attraction for me were the north doors by Ghiberti (which marked the beginning of the Early Renaissance) and the south doors by Pisano, both of which are absolutely free to see. However, the originals are located around the corner in the museo dell'opera del duomo where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture and paintings are magnificent. A tranquil oasis in the midst of a very busy square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see in Florence. Tickets are purchased at a ticket office labeled with a green sign opposite the Baptistery. I think it was 10 euros and it included several sights. It is well worth it, but check the times before you begin visiting the sights so you don't miss anything!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture here is truly something special. The colors of the buildings are unique and it is totally worth the time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you don't go inside, this building is beautiful to just to see from the outside. The inside isn't that impressive if you have already been inside the Cathedral next to it, but it is still lovely.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was not a lot to see inside compared to other attractions but the architecture is beyond this world. Such an amazing view and wonderful artistry.

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