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Built in its present form in Gothic style in the first half of the XIV c. on the site of the old “Paleochristian” and Baptismal church of Santa Maria and San Giovanni. The name “in corte” certifies the presence of a Curtis domini regis, the...more
Piazza del Duomo, 51100, Pistoia, Italy
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

We stood in line to enter inspite of our Firenze card The baptistery didn’t allow my teenage daughter to go in because of her not wearing a shoulder covering shirt The dome inside had a beautiful fresco But overall not so good

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 101shikham
Reviewed July 13, 2019

Possibly dwarfed by the towering structures around it in the piazza del Duomo the baptistery of San Giovanni is definitely worth a visit. Location: It is located right in front of the Cathedral in the main piazza del duomo. The piazza is about fifteen minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

There is not so much to see in this Baptisery. But this is where you buy tickets for other evens in Pistoia. A nice building from the outside, so worth visiting

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dennis M
Reviewed June 3, 2019

The octagonal Baptistery dedicated to Saint Giovanni in Corte is a remarkable building with its white and green striped horizontal banding in marble. Constructed in a Gothic style it’s equally impressive as the Duomo which stands opposite in the corner of a relatively small piazza...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed January 4, 2019

It is nearly larger and surely more imposing than the Cathedral itself. Together with the immense bell tower they were built in the 12th century in the typical Romanesque style in white marble and green serpentine. Though unadorned and without frescoes, apart from a beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The baptistery was consecrated in the 12th century, but it was finished later by design of Andrea Pisano in the characteristically Pistoian bands of white and dark green. The interior is simple with the nice Gothic pulpit, added in 1399 and a reconstructed baptismal font....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The baptistery in Florence may be famous for its doors, but the Pistoia baptistery has a more beautiful exterior and it is unique in having a exterior preaching area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The floor is decorated with beautiful marble inlay with imaginary animals and designs typical of imported fabrics, Inside the Baptistery are also two Roman sarcophagi, and some funerary monuments,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank amar_globetrotter
Reviewed August 25, 2018

This 14th century baptistry is worth a quick visit, it is free, there is little or no wait. For centuries most of the citizens of Florence were baptized here in this impressive building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank daanddo
Reviewed August 20, 2018

First built in the 11th century over some older temple, then enlarger in the 12th and the 13th, clad with expensive marble so typical in Italy. Three sets of absolutely breath-taking bronze doors lead to the building , the last one –gilded, the Door of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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