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Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)

Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
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  • Average5%
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Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

I ducked into the Battistero to get away from the incessant crowds that surround the Duomo. There was no line when I went (around 11-12 I think?) and the interior was significantly less crowded. There were a few places to sit and admire the beautiful...More

Thank arianar927
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Get there early to avoid massive waiting in line times. It is worth a visit.Ceiling beautifully painted.

Thank RebeccaDeHavilland
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Whether you are religious or not, the Baptistery of San Giovanni is worth a turn inside. Well maintained throughout its long history, it is one of the oldest buildings in Florence, it is where many significant Italian figures were baptised- including Dante and members of...More

Thank Joyce T
Reviewed August 1, 2016

I would like to see buildings of this stature built in the states and being maintained. Simply gorgeous.

Thank 1961lulu
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Got turned away on day one due to shorts, dressed more appropriately for day two only for the security man never to look up from his phone and ignore scantily clad people. Go late afternoon so there is no queue.

Thank Heather G
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A must visit sight in Firenze. There are fascinating panels on the octagonal ceiling; explanations of these depictions are included in the free pamphlet you can obtain upon entering. I didn't see a line in our six days in Florence, but it's truly a must...More

Thank Katharine K
Reviewed July 30, 2016

I am so glad we did not skip this. The ceiling and the stories it tells were inspiring. It was also not crowded and cooler in the afternoon

Thank KathleenP382
Reviewed July 29, 2016

While the lines to the Duomo Cathedral can be wrapped around the corner, there didn't seem to be any line for the Baptistery. While small in size, it has some beautiful tile mosaics on the interior and is totally worth taking a look at.

Thank AlejoHouston
Reviewed July 28, 2016

On my opinion this is the most beautiful church on this town, very small and absolutely no queue to enter. It is also the most antique church in town because the experts do not found when it was builded but they know that probably already...More

Thank Roberto S
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Like most Florence's Churches, the outside is the treasure and this Baptistery doesn't offer much interior wise that is memorable.

Thank Allen B
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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Sam P
Is there Disabled Access for a wheelchair user. Disabled bathrooms?
June 6, 2017|
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Response from LouisfromLondon | Reviewed this property |
Disabled access yes, no bathrooms for anyone
Is it possible to purchase a ticket to the Baptistery without purchasing a combined ticket, just the Baptistery. If yes, then how much is the ticket?
July 2, 2016|
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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!