Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano

Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano, Albenga

Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano

Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Jean-Louis B
London, UK109 contributions
Jul 2021
We were blown away by this museum! It is far more impressive that one would imagine and the staff was must friendly.
Written July 16, 2021
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland547 contributions
Sep 2020
Quite ancient Battistero n the heart of the medieval city, well restored. The mosaic is enchanting, full of meanings explained in a leaflet you get at the entrance.
There is even the original bath used for full-immersion baptism of the time.
We had a kind of private visit, the guide stayed at the entrance, patiently waiting for us to finish the visit, and available for any question, then closed behind us for the noon break.

In the afternoon we came back for the museum, in which unfortunately is not allowed to take pictures. The rooms are interesting with some frescos, pots, tapestry, garments and some religious paintings, including one of Guido Reni.
Written September 26, 2020
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cobroleon
Ixelles, Belgium9 contributions
Aug 2020
Amazing museum with worthwhile paintings and architectural treasures. Wat a pity that that no pictures are allowed.
Written August 16, 2020
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ellie1819
Nice, France154 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Italy is filled with wonders the rest of the world knows nothing about. The baptistery dates from the 5th century and includes a mosaic of the same date. The ticket, which includes the museum (which we didn’t have time for) is only €4 and well worth it.
Written May 19, 2019
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tws
2 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Baptistry is exquisite, and well worth a visit. We visited in January on a cold and rainy day - the lady selling tickets around the corner at the museum, locked up shop and bringing a large bunch of keys, opened the gate for us. She then took us through the museum in the Bishop's Palace - not many rooms or too much 'inventory' but there are some stunning paintings and fresco. That coupled with the pride and endeavour of this small town to show these glimpses of history made it a lovely visit.
Written January 20, 2019
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buffalobob6
Jackson, WY390 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
A small group managed to get in before closing to tour the museum and baptistery. The museum was very interesting, the guide wonderful. But the real treat was the baptistery. Set below the present city and full of tombs, a wonderful history lesson.
Written October 28, 2016
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Antoine R
Heemstede, The Netherlands181 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Didn't expect much of the museum but you have to buy a combi ticket in order to be able to visit the baptisterium. But what a pleasant surpirse. Small but lots of nice art and historical items, supported by explanations from a very friendly and enthousiastic warden. She also took us to the baptisterium. A historical place from the earliest years of christianity and maybe before, and still in use. The byzantine mosaic is maybe not the largest but still the oldest in Italy after those in Ravenna. The lady warden kept running between the musem and the baptisterium to show everybody around. What a passion, waht a dedication. Adds a special touch to the visit.
Written August 9, 2016
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GemmaAlbenga
Albenga, Italy820 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Had a really good time visiting both the ancient baptistery and the museum.
The museum has some fascinating paintings and sculptures which represent and tell the story of Albenga.
The baptistery, a few meters below the surface of the town, is unique and one of the most important in northern Italy.
A guide walked us around giving us all the information.
A real treat which mustn't be missed!
Written July 11, 2016
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Linda21025
Varese, Italy24 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
We had very little time, only visited the 5th century octagonal baptistry but this is the star attraction of the largely medieval town.
Written May 15, 2016
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PF P
Torino987 contributions
Jan 2016 • Business
Albenga hides wonderful old building among them this one dating back to the first centuries BC . The building is relevant for its shape its windows and its mosaics in the inner part. Very interesting also the visit to the museum
Written January 31, 2016
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Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM