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Battistero

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Address: Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 050 835011
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US$517.20*
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Private Pisa and Lucca Tour
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US$32.33*
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Leaning Tower of Pisa Tickets
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US$75.43*
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Leaning Tower of Pisa for Small Groups Ticket Included

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Seen this site as part of out your to see the Leaning Tower. The Baptistery is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, it's construction began in 1152 and was not completed until 1363... read more

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Vegreville Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seen this site as part of out your to see the Leaning Tower. The Baptistery is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, it's construction began in 1152 and was not completed until 1363, so total construction time is 211 years. The crowds here a crazy, it is a very busy place. A very nice visit as part of the whole... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought tickets here and were a bit surprised to see that it's pretty much an empty dome. Of course if we knew anything about babtisteries beforehand, we wouldn't have, but this was our first visit to one so it was certainly interesting. Absolutely great place to take a photo of the cathedral with the tower in the background though!

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Need to buy a ticket from the information centre and worth the visit. Maker sure you go up the stairs to view from the balcony

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I lay down on the grass and just chilled out right infront of this at night. The pictures don't do it any justice, its absolutely incredible to see with your own eyes and touch with your own hands. Marvellous works of art.

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Ithaca, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mentally, one should try to replace the 21st century throngs in Pisa by their medieval equivalent, sans cameras of course. These are awe-inspiring structures designed by creative architects and built by determined people. Look and marvel at the details, and try to imagine how life once was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The second building near the Duomo di Pisa and very nice building. I could imagine its meaning in the history.

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Luanda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure whether there is a pre-planned time but got lucky when the guy on the door comes in and 'sings' for amazing acoustic effect. Also look out for dog in (East side) stained glass window

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is beautiful from the outside, but from inside it's very empty. The echo is definitely quite amazing in there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are at Pisa, you must see that Battistero. It's just next to Pisa leaning tower. Has a great historical structure. If you are on visit, please visit Pisa and all around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, everyone knows the leaning tower, but the Battistero is actually the most beautiful building in the Square of Miracles. The exterior is breathtaking and while the interior is a little more stark, the scale is unbelievable. Definitely make a climb up to the dome as the views of the square with the Tower in the background are amazing (as... More 

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