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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, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This Baptitry is a 13th century marvel. The mosaics on the domed ceiling are breathtakingly beautiful. It is well worth buying a 16 or 18 euro ticket which covers this, the bell tower! The dome and the Opera del Duomo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AussieTraveller126
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is just across the street from the Duomo and very easy to visit when you purchase a ticket for the Duomo. This is just a single structure but the mosaics on the ceiling are spectacular. This is a simple place to visit where there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive from within and from the outside. Lots of great artwork for the eyes to linger upon and the mind to ponder. Huge plus...having less than 15 people in the building heightens the sensory experience. A bit of a better experience than in the Duomo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coach_Erl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gates are unreal and you all the time feel a bit like a character from one of the Dan Brown books. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank martins_caribbean
Reviewed 1 week ago

Admittance to the Duomo is free, but a ticket is required to visit the baptistry, the campanile, to climb the dome, and to visit the duomo museum. The baptistry is striking from the outside, but the inside is breathtaking. The octagonal ceiling is cpmpletely covered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Baptistery is one of the oldest buildings in Florence. It was constructed between 1059 and 1128 in the Florentine Romanesque style. It was used to baptize children and members of the Medici family were baptized here together with other notable Florentine people. The East...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was included in our Duomo ticket so we stopped in, not sure what to expect. It was totally worth taking 10 minutes to look at the art on inside of the dome, and the design on the floor.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jrkorzen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One would think that it is an extension of some sort to the Duomo but it is not. I would suggest walking around it from a distance and not to close to it so that you would appreciate the symmetry and beauty of this place....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The golden doors are just stunning and even though they are copies, they are still gorgeous to look at. The originals are in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 1 set of the battistero doors is still in place, the other 2 are at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo. Entering in the semi-darkness, the eyes are attracted by the golden mosaic-covered octagonal dome above: a majestic Christ/Last Judgment, a choir of angels and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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Response from carol c | Reviewed this property |
The price for the Baptistry is small. There is also a pass for many of the monuments, churches etc. that allows several days for sightseeing when you purchase it. As I have not been to the interior of the bell Tower for many... More
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Disabled access yes, no bathrooms for anyone
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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!