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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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Reviewed yesterday

This was finished in 1363! The stories it could tell... Make sure you go inside and check it out. The guide said that it is still used for baptisms if you arrange/book in advance.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wait for the member of staff to demonstrate the acoustics of the building, the echo is amazing and unforgettable

Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a wonderful setting and although busy very well organized. Clean and genuine. Don't miss all of the buildings on the site.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only steps from the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Cattedrale, the Battistero is an architectural celebration of ornament and detail. In many respects, it feels like the pretty baby sister of Tuscany's duomos and it's not possible to deny it's many charms. Yet another...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pisa's baptistery is another architectural highlight in the famous Piazza dei Miracoli. Its shape and unique appearance is the reason why it attracts so many tourists.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quick to get around and see. Less than 10 minutes. We were lucky to be around at 12pm when one of the attendants demonstrated the incredible acoustics by chanting/singing up into the hemispherical roof. Awe inspiring, but not essential.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Construction dates to 1152 and this building, dedicated to St. John was completed in 1363 and is the largest Baptistery in Italy. Although the style of architecture is subtly different from the Cathedral and Tower, it is nevertheless in harmony with columns and arches. Beautiful...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved singing and hearing the echo. The secury guard yelled silence at me, which I thought was an oxymoron. So I started to sing Silenzo in fancy ways.

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so impressed with this place. You buy tickets next door. Worth it. Takes only a few minutes. At noon each day they have a sound test. Impressive.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

seeing as this is right opposite the leaning tower, you might as well duck into here as well. It wont take you long to view. Maybe 15-30 mins.

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Ines Dian P
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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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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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