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“Baptistry”

Battistero Lateranense
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“Baptistry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Battistero is a religious building where baptisms and other religious ceremonies are performed. It is just on the side of the Basilica. It has the shape of an octagon with a smaller central octagonal area separated by a balustrade with a baptismal font in the center. On top of this there is a cupola with an octagon shape too.
All walls are decorated with frescoes and on some of the sides there are other chapels. One of the chapels has very old mosaics. When I went to visit it, there was a priest with kids getting rehearsing for a confirmation ceremony. Parents were sitting on the first benches and watching their kids like it was a timeless scene. I would have stayed more time to observe them, but I wanted to see another church after this. So, for me this was a very short visit of 20 minutes. It is a small building though. Outside there were newlyweds hugging relatives and friends, another timeless scene.

Visited May 2014
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