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“I almost missed it!”

Battistero di San Giovanni
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Siena and San Gimignano Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Lucca
Ranked #8 of 144 things to do in Siena
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Adelaide, Australia
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“I almost missed it!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

I missed the baptistry so went back the following day. Its at rhe rear of dumo downthe stairs. Im glad I did as it is wonderful in there. This chamber was used for the whole town back in the olden times. Its amost 600 years old..just beautiful.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“very nice”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

will not take long but the ceiling, the baptistry, the art is just beautiful definitely with buying the combination ticket for the museum and coming into this room

Visited May 2014
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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“A 'must see' in association with il Duomo”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

When visiting Siena Cathedral, a visit to the adjacent Baptistry really is a 'must'. It is a beautiful building with an absolutely fascinating interior, the highlight of which is the great font which has artwork by some of the most highly acclaimed sculptors of its age. The walls of the baptistry are also inspirational with their intricate murals. The Baptistry has a totally different atmosphere from il Duomo but is equally as beautiful in its own way. It was originally the baptismal church for the whole of trhe town and carries a wealth of history.

Visited April 2014
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São Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“As beautiful as the church”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

you can pay to visit this place together with the cathedral. The visual is as beautiful as the cathedral and as the space is smaller and it´s not so easy to found (just behind the church) you feel more confortable to enjoy it.

Visited April 2014
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Edinburgh,Scotland
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“A gem of architecture, painting and sculpture”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

The title says it. The font with its bas-relief by 3 of the most famous sculptors of the Italian Renaissance is a must-see and the beautiful Madonna would be worth a visit for itself, add to those the wonderful murals throughout and this is an undoubted gem.

Visited April 2014
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