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Battistero

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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...more
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Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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All reviews beautiful building amazing acoustics baptismal font upper gallery second level leaning tower every half hour few notes awe inspiring worth a visit climb the stairs other attractions visiting pisa pisa tower bell tower ticket office echo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is present in the same complex as the Pisa tower. One can avail tickets to view inside - with children it was tough for us to explore more. The architecture and intricate work on the dome is definitely impressive.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As part of the whole package this experience is icing on the cake for your trip to Pisa. When the vocalist make his prince felt it is truly a wonderful "noise unto the lord".

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Modeled after the circular dome Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem it is huge and beautiful site. It leans to the north (the Tower leans to the south). Lots of light as you enter and the same black and white stone walls and arches...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These buildings stand in this square and ooze majestic spiritual powers. They are most stunning and you can tell there are restoration works being undertaken but they do not hinder their beauty

Thank Joana O
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Saint John Baptistery that stands opposite the west end of the cathedral is round Romanesque building, designed by Diotisalvi, but finished by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano who built the Gothic-style dome. With the circumference of 107.25 meters it is the largest baptistery in Italy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t pay to go inside unless you really do love churches etc. It’s the same as a lot of Italian catholic buildings, very ornate, dark with lots of ornamentation. The outside is stunning in its use of building stone though.

Thank kerry h
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little gem to see while visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The ornate building on the outside is really incredible. We walked around it to take it all in but sadly the lines to get in were just too long and our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing architecture - fine detail on the exterior of this building. Good for a couple of photos but not much else.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside of the building is very ornate, the interior very plain. However, time your visit for the hour or the half hour to hear something truly amazing. The hour tends to be better as this features one person turning his voice into a choir....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pay the €5 and add this when you go see the leaning tower. Look at the famous baptism area and the paintings (especially John the Baptist) but stay long enough for someone to start singing to demonstrate the acoustics (usually a guard). It’s very impressive.

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Ines Dian P
7 October 2016|
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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
22 September 2015|
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Hello. Don t know if you got an answer but try ciaoflorence They have great tours
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