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Battistero di Parma

Piazza Duomo 7/a, 43121, Parma, Italy
+39 0521 235886
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Ornate, historically significant, and full of stories

You can spend a couple hours here just looking at the frescos. The artwork spans centuries. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jamesafoster
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Potlatch, Idaho
Ok building. Ok frescoes.

While the frescoes are ok, reasonably well maintained, there is very little artwork to justify the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
EUcivilization
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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Piazza Duomo 7/a, 43121, Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can spend a couple hours here just looking at the frescos. The artwork spans centuries. It is ornate and intricate. Each detail has a story. Historically, this is the heart of Parma.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

While the frescoes are ok, reasonably well maintained, there is very little artwork to justify the sterp admission price.

Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just overwhelmed with the magnificence of the Battiatero. It's hard to believe that such magnificent frescoes and sculptures were created so many hundreds of years ago. If you visit only one place in Parma, let it be here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the audiovisual aid that the ticket office offers as part of the ticket. There is quite a complex structures of frescoes.

Thank Aldo P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking from the outside we had no idea what the inside would be like. It is so completely different and unexpected. The age of the paintings and to be in such condition is remarkable and an insight into life all those years ago.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Very peaceful and well worth a visit. The wall frescos are amazing with the font in the centre. Price included in the visit to the cathedrl

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

This battistero was one of the most beautiful that I could visit inside, around years of traveling in Italy. Totally painted in early gothic times. A must to see

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Built and decorated by Antelami in 1195, this more intiimate baptistery has paintings on the tiered walls and a domed roof with 16 ribs. The central font is of plain pink and white marble, while a more elaborate one off to one side rests on...More

Thank yakherd
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The "Battistero" was built between 1196 and 1216. It was designed by Benedetto Antelami and it is very important because it represents the passage from Romanisque to early Gothic architecture. The edifice has got an octagonal shape and it's pink, because they used Pink Verona...More

Thank Marina B
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Amazing place. Worth visiting! Tickets cost 8 Euros and include battistero and museum on same square.

Thank Ekaterina L
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