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Battistero di San Giovanni

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Siena, Italy
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This is one of the wonders of Sienna, with views and wall painting from the very beginnings of Christianity in the city

Reviewed September 8, 2014
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is one of the wonders of Sienna, with views and wall painting from the very beginnings of Christianity in the city

Thank FAE357
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Billed as one of the best and it lives up to its reputation. One can imagine the ceremony of the baptism of the great and good of Siena

Thank DeirdreArthur
Antalya, Turkey
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194 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Another interesting part of the cathedral visit, but again spoilt by staff that resent the visitor intrusion and one man in particular that acts like a teacher as if he owns the place!

Thank Antalyaman
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

It comes as part of the overall Duomo combined ticket but it is just one room at the lowest level so the atmosphere is not that pleasant and there is not a lot to see compared to the other sections.

Thank Ashfield531
Pelotas, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014

One of the most beautiful religious places I've seen. it's more beautiful than the cathedral itself. The full visit of the cathedral complex is worthwhile, but the baptistry, in my opinion was the best part.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014

If it was not that we had just visited the Siena cathedral which is out of this word I would have rated the baptistery even better, because it is gorgeous, it just happens that the cathedral es even nicer. Still you can not come to Siena and miss this beautiful and interesting building.

Thank salomon v
Lake Placid, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014

From the cathedral, you have to walk down a staircase with a lot of steps. Ornately decorated. Mainly, one large room. A baptismal font stands in the middle with Donatello's work mounted on the base. Quiet must be observed. Only need about 15 - 30 minutes to see (not counting the staircase to reach it). Not crowded.

1 Thank MacnCheeseMom2014
Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely paintings on the ceiling. Interesting marble and bronze in the middle of the baptistry. Combined ticket : see my review on Duomo, Biblioteca, crypt.

Thank traveladdict3500
Watford, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was such a lovely ornate building but don't overlook it when visiting the Cathedral. Fabulous font by Donatello, Ghiberti and Jacopo della Querica. Lovely paintings on walls

Thank DawnKen_12
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Part of the ticket for the Cathedral, do visit the Baptistry (entrance at the back). Beautifully decorated, with interesting details.

Thank Alfred V

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