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The Battistero of Parma, Italy

The second most beautiful religious building in Parma (after the Duomo) Beautiful octagonal shape... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
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This baptistry is still in use today. The outside is made of beautiful pink marble but when you... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The second most beautiful religious building in Parma (after the Duomo) Beautiful octagonal shape, with white and pink stone. The frescoes inside are amazing and depicts various religious moments of the Bible.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This baptistry is still in use today. The outside is made of beautiful pink marble but when you enter it you will see the real beauty. The walls are covered with beautiful frescoes. There are so many wonderful details. We had a guide that gave...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The baptist reminds me of the leaning tower of Pisa. What you see outside is not what it looks in the inside. I would highly recommend you to have a look at the inside. The flat roof from the outside hides a dome inside. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Nice place we live to visit on weekend with family! Each time a pleasure for the eyes and a moment of serenity!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This place is stunning from the outside ( despite the scaffolding). It is made from pink marble and it is truly amazing. But you must buy a ticket to go inside because here is where the true treasure lies. The walls and ceiling are covered...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The architecture and paintings inside this bapistry are very interesting. The bapistry itself is pretty cool the way it's set up. Hard to believe special buildings were built just for this purpose. We had a guide which made it better, not sure it would have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mrsoftbretzel
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The interior is packed with details that could fill a day if you know how to read it. Because it is a paid for attraction there are not many visitors so it can be viewed in tranquility. The ticket includes the nearby museum which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It is worth having a guide as the significance of the frescoes and statues will be lost. A place to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

If you love medieval frescoes the baptistry is a "not to be missed" sight as is the cathedral. The condition of the frescoes is excellent and you can sit inside and just enjoy!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank luvspain69
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting this example of Romanesque architecture with Byzantine pictorial decorations which cover the cupola on the inside and the frescoes on the surrounding walls undertaken at a later date by Emilian craftsmen. Has been restored beautifully.

Date of experience: August 2018
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