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Battistero del Duomo

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Address: Piazza del Duomo, 35141, Padua, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 049 656914
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Disappointing presentation of gorgeous frescoes

Definitely worth taking time to see the baptistery despite irritating amateurs set up for viewing ... bad lighting and no guide to describe what you are seeing ...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
Leslie G
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Definitely worth taking time to see the baptistery despite irritating amateurs set up for viewing ... bad lighting and no guide to describe what you are seeing ...

Thank Leslie G
City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We thought that nothing could compare to the Capella degli Scrovegni, but here was another jewel in Padova! Far easier to go to, much cheaper and also very beautiful!

1 Thank gabri172
Padua, Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Anyone visiting Padova and its artistic sites should not neglect to stop at this place and be amazed by the walls and ceiling totally painted by some of the greatest artists ever.

Thank Vittorio R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was my second day of the Cammino di Sant Antonio. Loved it, went to Mass (it lacks a pilgrim mass :() And had a look around the grounds of the Battistero. Take your time, look around and perhaps get a tour if available of the church grounds.

Thank M C
Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The best way is to take a seat and take in all the paintings around you. Consider how old it is and how long it took to complete

Thank hermann b
Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a nice Duomo, but Baptistery next door is very lovey and worth visiting. The church overlooks one of the many lovely squares in Padua

Thank Carol F
Lennox Head, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Dedicated to John the Baptist the Baptistery of the Cathedral dates back to the 11th century however the spectacular frescoes were added in 1376. Together with Giotto's work the Baptistery represents the highest pictorial cycles of the 14th century. The otherwise non descript exterior gives no clue at all to the magnificence of the frescoes inside. The dome, featuring a... More 

Thank Peter K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Splendid Frescoes by Giusto de' Menauboi, a capital work in the mural painting of the 14th century (1375-1378), depicting escenes from the Genesys, the Apocalipse and the life of St. John the Baptist. Recently restored.

Thank Jose V
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We came up this walking around Padua. My husband was reluctant to go in but was amazed and stayed for ages. A beautiful quiet restful place to sit and enjoy the wonderful frescos. No photography is a bonus as you concentrate on enjoying the paintings. Only downside was other tourists not respecting the no photography signs.

Thank sparkyblb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This 12th century Baptistry is of small size and contains one of the most complete medieval fresco to survive in Italy. It was painted by Giusto de Menabuoi in 1378 and has been fully restored and looks absolutely stunning. This is a must visit in Padua. If you don't have tickets for the Scrovegni Chapel then come here. Fabulous frescoes.... More 

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