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Battistero

Piazza dei Miracoli | Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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The Baptistery of San Giovanni was founded on 15 August 1152. It is here that the Sacrament of Baptism is administered and the Christian embarks upon the path of Faith. The reason that such a fascinating and enigmatic building was constructed was certainly the wish to endow the cathedral with a worthy adjunct: a Baptistery that, in terms of position, size, materials and style, would be in harmony with the majestic building that already stood opposite.
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Piazza dei Miracoli | Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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In olden days, to enter a church, one must have been baptized. Hence, baptisteries located in front of cathedrals. This baptistery was started in 1152 and is the largest in Italy. As with both the Duomo and Torre, the baptistery leans, albeit slightly. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the four great religious edifices within the Piazza dei Miracoli, this Baptistry is such an awe-inspiring architectural wonder. Grand in physical and historical proportions yet intricate in detail in both aspects. Best seen and witnessed with a tour guide or someone knowledgeable in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure to see the many intricate sculptures at the top of the columns. This is beautiful. Bring a camera with a close up lense!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The battistero was amazing. We were asked to keep as quiet as possible due to the acoustics of this place but were treated to just what those acoustics were capable when one of the attendants sang some notes. This happens around every 15 minutes or...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

No queue generally, and free to boot so well worth a short stroll to view. If you've only just arrived in Pisa and want to get something under your belt this is the one.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you buy a ticket for the Baptist you get a ticket to the cathedral. Tickets are available in the visitor building b4 you turn up to the Baptistry it is 5 euro If you get in near the half hour and a singer will...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely my favourite of the buildings in this area of Pisa - it's an incredible sight and the finish and time spent on this is amazing. Definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice but short expierience :-) Its nice to see from outside and not needed to go inside. You can save the money :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was fascinated by the fact that the architecture seen at Miracle Square is so beautifully unified. The Battistero is stunning with its dome and round shape - an architectural feat. The acoustics are amazing and the love and care taken in the finishing and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit it is so full of history and is based on two levels. You pay for entrance but it’s worth the money especially if you are lucky enough to hear somebody sing while you are in there as this...More

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Ines Dian P
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Response from ClareMcK | Reviewed this property |
I would say leave a good couple of hours to explore the Piazza del Miracoli. The Tower can get busy. If you can get there around 9am it is much quieter. Camposanto is charming and I spent about 20 minutes here. I spent... More
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Dane O
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Response from Jose E | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Don t know if you got an answer but try ciaoflorence They have great tours
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