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Battistero del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
+39 049 656914
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Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
+39 049 656914
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In contrast to the rather stark whitewashed baroque cathedral next door this is a slightly dimmed riot of colour - fresco cycles from twelfth century of St. John the Bastia, our lady and Christ. The batistry has been knocked about a bit over he centuries...More

Thank Aquinasmagister
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It doesn't look much from the outside, but on the inside it's quite stunning. Pretty well-preserved medieval frescoes on the ceiling and all the walls. Well worth the entry fee (or free if you've bought a PadovaCard).

2  Thank Gordon H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This small Bapitstery has the advantage of being open all day, unlike the Cathedral. It is typical of the bapisteries to be found in Italy's cathedral cities. It has frescoes by Giusto de' Menabuoi and soem of these show the original cathedral. The entrance fee...More

1  Thank Irene G
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I don't know where to start. You enter and the frescos are everywhere. Unrelenting total visual experience. The history and religious devotedness is an incredible experience. The entry times are not really adhered to so just ask to go in. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank Mr_Pab_2016
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Duomo itself isn't as interesting as the Battistero, with its frescoes and ceiling painting. Worthwhile.

Thank Caterina180
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Just as amazing as Scrovegni Chapel but without the queing and timed entry. can't take photos but an illustrated book available to buy which explains everything.

1  Thank Rydereviewer
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is an outstanding but not huge building next to the Cathedral. Take your time to sit in one of the chairs lined against the walls and enjoy seeing the marvelous paintings in this cool and silent place. The ticket is only three euros, so...More

1  Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 11 June 2017

If someone was deciding whether to go inside based on its exterior appearance, they probably would have skipped this site which would have been a massive mistake. The Baptistery's interior has that wow factor- probably even a tad more so than Parma's Baptistery. The frescoes...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

absolutely stunningly beautiful baptistery adjacent to the duomo with spellbound frescos cost -3 euro experience - obligatory and priceless

Thank Gordana P
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

It is well worth visiting. I found it odd that they didn't allow photos without flash as the Scrovegni chapel did which is much more visited and famous. It wasn't very busy so possible to sit and enjoy in relative piece.

Thank Debbie R
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