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Baptistery of San Giovanni (Battistero)

Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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A beautiful building best known for its elaborately sculpted doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
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Piazza di San Giovanni, Florence, Italy
+39 055 230 2885
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Reviewed yesterday

Our walking tour guide stopped here for about 20 minutes, declaiming on the workmanship in the doors. Just go and see - it's adjacent to the Duomo - maybe it's not necessary to know every last detail, just enjoy.

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the duomo and had prearranged tickets for the baptistery and museum. Entry was easy and once inside we were struck by the incredible mosaics on the ceilings. The most impressive mosaics I have ever seen. The pictures and font are also impressive but...More

Thank Malone2
Reviewed yesterday

You can't enter the Battistero without thinking 'wow', and hearing numerous others say it out loud as they enter too. This is a really impressive piece of architecture.

Thank Freya N
Reviewed 2 days ago

The mosaics inside are magnificent and there is something special about walking in the place that Dante was baptized. Well worth the price of admission

Thank A2freqtrav
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of Florence’s oldest buildings, Baptistery of San Giovanni (or Florence Baptistery) is also known as Baptistery of Saint John and has the status of a minor basilica. The octagonal baptistery fronts the Duomo/Cathedral and was constructed from 1059–1128 in Florentine Romanesque architectural style, which...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 2 days ago

Pilgrimage is part of the Roman Catholic heritage, with the general idea that the effort put into a journey to a place of religious significance can earn you remission of sins, especially if the journey is vexed and difficult and great barriers must be overcome...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 4 days ago

would rate it higher if it was possible to get inside and look around but just looking at the outside is almost enough you wonder how it was done as it looks very hard to do it without any mechanical aids I wonder how many...More

Thank perlubkca
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are amazing stain glass windows, breathtaking mosaics. The 15 Euro Duomo ticket covers this place. There is never a line and it takes well less than half an hour to see it. While a 15 Euro admission for just this place is not worth...More

Thank asiahand1
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Baptistry is a must to see, it's part of the Cattedral di Santa Maria and to get to see it it's 15 euros but that includes the tower, the dome( book that early as it sells out quickly), the crypt and the Baptistry. the...More

Thank susan s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Entry is in with your ticket to the Duomo and museum. This is a truly wonderful place. Frescos, stained glass windows that are breathtaking.

Thank sheilajaneh
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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Sam P
6 June 2017|
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Response from LouisfromLondon | Reviewed this property |
Disabled access yes, no bathrooms for anyone
2 July 2016|
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Response from MissDawnAnn | Reviewed this property |
Going into the Church part of the Duomo is free (it's a church), but if you want to visit the museum/archeological dig below it, climb the steps, or any of the other sites, you need the ticket. It is worth the money!