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Battistero

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Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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The baptistery is not anywhere near a big as the cathedral but that doesn't stop it from being a stunning building in its own right. The view from the upper floor down inside the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The baptistery is not anywhere near a big as the cathedral but that doesn't stop it from being a stunning building in its own right. The view from the upper floor down inside the building is great and it's even better looking out towards the cathedral with the leaning tower in the background.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is another stunning building in Pisa and worth to visit, but a little empty in the inside. It is next to the Tower too.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The acoustics in the baptistry are our of this world. Listening to someone sing and as the sound echos going up inside the building it sounds like it is changing chords. Beautiful architecture. Well worth going to see.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Iconic building on the Piazza adjacent to the cathedral. Stunning external architecture but disappointing, empty and plain within. Some good views from the upper deck of the square and the distant mountains.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning exterior is well worth admiring in detail. Look especially for the reliefs over the portal illustrating scenes from the story of St. John the Baptist. Interior is impressive in a very different manner, with fewer details and a focus on the baptismal font and its statue of St. John. On the March day that I visited there were huge... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting site, made more interesting by the short Rick Steve's audio file that we downloaded for free before going. We were lucky enough to be there on the half hour when a security guard went to the center of the baptistry and demonstrated its amazing acoustics by singing a few notes. The echo on each note lasted... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to see inside and out, all part of the ticket for the tower and cathedral, it's a lovely spot with nice manicured lawns, a must see whilst there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit the tower and the baptistery. The queue was quite long so just enjoyed the grandness from the outside while having a picnic on the grass. Well worth the relaxing time.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The baptistry is a classic example of Pisan Romanesque, and has amazing acoustics. Really worth a visit if you have the time.

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Athlone, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unusual round baptistry in which Galileo Galilei was baptised. The nominal cost to visit the Battistero and the Duomo represents great value for money...going with a guide is certainly useful. The baptistry though started in 1152 was not completed until it was remodelled by Pisano in the 14th Century. The hexagonal marble pulpit by Nicolo Pisano dates from 1260... More 

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