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Battistero

Piazza dei Miracoli | Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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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 certainly the wish to endow the cathedral with a worthy adjunct: a Baptistery that, in terms of position, size, materials and style, would be in harmony with the majestic building that already stood opposite.
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Piazza dei Miracoli | Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa, Italy
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"beautiful building"
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"baptismal font"
in 19 reviews
"amazing acoustics"
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"upper gallery"
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"the upper level"
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"leaning tower"
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"every half hour"
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"worth a visit"
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"awe inspiring"
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"climb the stairs"
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"other attractions"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

make the effort to climb the stairs to the top. Great views and wonderful when the guide sings, using the building acoustics to echo off the walls

Thank 87Fran87
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This the largest baptistry in Italy has prefect acoustics, so its attendants are constantly asking for silence "Listen!". A Beautiful building, far superior to the Duomo Baptistry of Florence.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This building has beautiful carvings, particularly on the pulpit. Disabled entrances is up a ramp to the side of the building. It is possible to get to the upper gallery, but not unless you can manage stairs.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very simple place. You must be there when the custodian sings and the cascading of his voice is almost mesmerizing. Plan ahead and have your iPhone set on record to retain this mini-program.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To reach the place from stazione Pisa centrale is about 15-20 minutes by bus. Use the continue ticket starting from 60 minutes, 90 minutes even you may choose the 24 hours ticket. There are restaurant, cafe and merchandize store surround the Battistero place that same...More

Thank Asep H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Others have written about fortunate timing to hear the acoustics. It happens on the hour & half hour when the custodian steps into the space. Some custodians are better than others, but make sure you time your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well preserved and maintained and you can take your time looking round. Write ups are in English and all staff can speak English fluently.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got lucky to be in here as a guide was doing a demonstration of this place's really unique acoustics, which is the only thing separating it from every other beautiful building like it. So I guess find the singing tour guide or hang around...More

Thank DearOphelia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can get into the Baptistery for 5 Euro and that includes free admission to the cathedral. Stay for the demonstration of the acoustics, you will be very impressed.

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've seen a lot of churches and sites thru our travels but I don't think I have expected to be so moved by what I heard by visiting the Battistero. It's a MUST to be present for the sound check....it will truly leave you with...More

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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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Response from Jose E | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Don t know if you got an answer but try ciaoflorence They have great tours
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