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Battistero di San Giovanni

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A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
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Piazza di San Giovanni, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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Reviewed yesterday

The outside of this building is impressive and we walked in with no queue for a look inside but I would have been very disappointed if we'd had to queue as it's pretty bare inside.

Thank AngelaTh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this as part of a multi ticket we bought. Went in at 7.10pm, it closes at 7.30pm, and actually you don’t need a lot of time to see this. A lot of scaffolding up on the inside as well as works are obviously...More

Thank 941pt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Inside is covered with sacred murals and paintings, including the roof. Intended, I'm sure, to make you think of heaven.

Thank Stilton54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pisano cast the Gothic South Doors andGhiberti won the contest to do the North Doors and the East Doors . The ten Old Testament scenes completed I'm bronze over 27 years are in a museum but the copies are impressive. Michelangelo said the originals were...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad that we took the time to view inside. The exterior is the same as the duomo, however, once you are inside, you will be taken back at the fantastic decoration inside the dome.

Thank susanmary6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth going to but wait until the line is shorter - in the afternoon. It doesn't take a long time but beautiful inside.

Thank Aline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have sufficient time during our short stay in Florence to visit the Baptistry or the Duomo and there were long lines for each, but they were magnificent from the outside. We were able to get close to the Gates of Paradise doors...More

Thank lamarbradley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peek inside here for a view of the incredible mosaics. There probably won't be much of a line and it's worth a visit.

Thank stltraveling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ceiling was the highpoint for us. Unlike other baptistries this one is plain on the outside and ornate on the inside (compared to Pisa say). We arrived at 9:45 and went straight in without a queue (you'll need a ticket - there is a...More

Thank ConradVictor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this building about midday when there was no queue. I never expected to see such a stunning ceiling.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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October 10, 2018|
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Response from carol c | Reviewed this property |
The price for the Baptistry is small. There is also a pass for many of the monuments, churches etc. that allows several days for sightseeing when you purchase it. As I have not been to the interior of the bell Tower for many... More
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Response from LouisfromLondon | Reviewed this property |
Disabled access yes, no bathrooms for anyone
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Response from MissDawnAnn | Reviewed this property |
Going into the Church part of the Duomo is free (it's a church), but if you want to visit the museum/archeological dig below it, climb the steps, or any of the other sites, you need the ticket. It is worth the money!